Remcom announced a new electromagnetic simulation solution with MPI + GPU technology and unlimited memory support for XFdtd Electromagnetic Simulation Software (XF7). These capabilities are now available with the latest version of XF7, Release 7.3.1. By combining Message Passing Interface (MPI) technology with XStream GPU Acceleration, the company says that multiple high-performance graphical processing units (GPUs) in separate computers can be linked together, resulting in increases in processing speed and available memory.
As an example of the solution's capabilities, the company simulated WiFi performance inside the passenger compartment of an aircraft. Using XF7's new MPI + GPU feature, Remcom performed this experiment, with and without human passengers, on 24 NVIDIA M2090 GPUs installed in the NVIDIA PSG Cluster. The cluster completed the 94G simulation (2.84 billion cells) in less than 1.75 hours.
The latest release of XF7 also includes External Queue Integration (EQI) for those users where one or more high-performance computing (HPC) systems are used. In these environments, desktop workstations are used to prepare projects, create simulations, and view results, but the simulations are performed on an HPC system. EQI allows users to queue simulations directly with such systems instead of manually submitting them for execution or queuing them locally.
Other new features include STL and DXF export of geometry, bend solid geometry and project a sheet, crop ODB++, and simulation creation optimization.
XF7 is available in both Pro and Bio-Pro versions. Both include XStream GPU Acceleration, 32- or 64-bit analysis module, geometric modeler and postprocessor, shared memory multiprocessor (MPM) at eight cores, and a variety of 3D CAD import modules.
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