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dc.contributor.advisorTurner, Laurence E.
dc.contributor.advisorOkoniewski, Michal
dc.contributor.authorKrakiwsky, Sean E.
dc.date.accessioned2005-08-16T17:07:08Z
dc.date.available2005-08-16T17:07:08Z
dc.date.issued2004
dc.identifier.citationKrakiwsky, S. E. (2004). Acceleration of finite-difference time-domain electromagnetic simulations using graphics processor units (Unpublished master's thesis). University of Calgary, Calgary, AB. doi:10.11575/PRISM/21787en_US
dc.identifier.isbn049403713Xen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1880/41684
dc.descriptionBibliography: p. 65-66en
dc.description.abstractThe Finite-Difference Time-Domain (FDTD) method is used extensively in microwave engineering and optics for Electromagnetic (EM) simulations. However, FDTD runs too slowly for some simulations to be practical, especially when run on standard desktop computers, but even when run on clusters of computers or supercomputers. The suitability of Graphics Processor Units (GPUs) for the acceleration of FDTD has been investigated. It is demonstrated that consumer GPUs can be used to accelerate two-dimensional FDTD simulations by a factor of roughly seven, relative to compiler-optimized code running on an Intel CPU of similar technology generation. In order to demonstrate this acceleration, an off-the-shelf GPU has been programmed to solve three 2-dimensional electromagnetic problems: (i) a cavity resonator; (ii) a band­gap structure with periodic boundaries; and (iii) a waveguide with ceramic fingers and Perfectly Matched Layer (PML) boundaries. OpenGL is the Application Programming Interface (API) used to program the GPU.en
dc.format.extentxiii, 70 leaves : ill. ; 30 cm.en
dc.language.isoeng
dc.rightsUniversity of Calgary graduate students retain copyright ownership and moral rights for their thesis. You may use this material in any way that is permitted by the Copyright Act or through licensing that has been assigned to the document. For uses that are not allowable under copyright legislation or licensing, you are required to seek permission.
dc.titleAcceleration of finite-difference time-domain electromagnetic simulations using graphics processor units
dc.typemaster thesis
dc.publisher.institutionUniversity of Calgaryen
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.11575/PRISM/21787
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Science
thesis.degree.nameMS
thesis.degree.nameMSc
thesis.degree.disciplineElectrical and Computer Engineering
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Calgary
dc.identifier.lccAC1 .T484 2004 K73en
dc.publisher.placeCalgaryen
ucalgary.thesis.notesUARCen
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ucalgary.thesis.accessionTheses Collection 58.002:Box 1513 520492030


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University of Calgary graduate students retain copyright ownership and moral rights for their thesis. You may use this material in any way that is permitted by the Copyright Act or through licensing that has been assigned to the document. For uses that are not allowable under copyright legislation or licensing, you are required to seek permission.