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2.9X Acceleration of Abaqus Direct Solver Using AMD FirePro + OpenCL

May 28, 2012

SIMULIA 2012 video demo, shows a 2.9X acceleration of the Abaqus S4b direct solver benchmark running on an AMD FirePro v9800 using OpenCL.

The benchmark simulates bolting a cylinder head onto an engine block with 5,000,000 DOF.  The nonlinearity in this problem arises both from changes in the contact conditions and yielding of the gasket material as the bolts are tightened. The job is accelerated using both the CPU and GPU and then passed to the postprocessor for the final simulation.