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Barracuda Virtual Reactor Breakthrough

Barracuda Virtual Reactor from CPFD Software is now available in a version highly parallelized to run on GPUs, giving users a speed increase of up to 650 percent, the company says.

Barracuda VR Series 16-GPU enables HPC capability when modeling 3D reacting flows within fluidized bed reactors (FBRs) and circulating fluidized bed (CFB) reactors. The solution allows owners of oil refineries, chemical plants, power generation/gasification plants, and polysilicon FBRs to optimize all fluid, thermal and chemically reacting behavior inside a fluidized bed reactor (FBR).

The solution models individual, discrete particulate solids possessing any heterogeneous composition (e.g., coal, coked catalyst, polyolefins), and captures the entire particle size distribution for multiple solid species in detail. The complex 3D particle flows are fully-coupled to a user’s chemical reactions.

Barracuda VR Series 16-GPU was architected to run on the CUDA architecture to enable GPU processing on NVIDA GPUs, such as the Tesla, Quadro, and GTX TITAN brand GPUs.

For more information, visit CPFD Software.

Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.

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