Heterogeneous Computing

SCORE - SPH Core Development

About the project: The project aims to establish a core programming framework for building a general and customizable SPH simulator for use within SINTEF's application areas. In addition the project aims to demonstrate the value of the collaborative spirit of the project which fosters organizational unity and cross disciplinary research in SINTEF. Six out of our eight institutes are participating in the project: from the SINTEF foundation; Building and Infrastructure, ICT and Materials and Chemistry and from the incorporated Institutes; MARINTEK, Fisheries and Aquaculture, and Petroleum Research.

What is SPH? SPH is an acronym for Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics. It is a meshless particle based method for studying dynamic behavior of fluids, solids and their interaction. It is capable of capturing the physics of many phenomena for which more traditional meshbased computational methods either fail or perform slowly and inaccurately. SPH is particularily appropriate for highly dynamic phenomena which including free surface flows and large deformations. Many of the applications studied at SINTEF require fast and high quality simulations of such phenomena.

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SINTEF ICT's role: SINTEF ICT is responsible for GPU acceleration of the SPH simulations and visualisation of the results. In addition to this, SINTEF ICT is heavily involved in the general SCORE code design and code development.

Funding: Internal large scale corporate project, 2011 - 2013

Published October 19, 2010