AuthorsT. Gillberg, M. Sourouri and X. Cai
EditorsH. Ali, Y. Shi, D. Khazanchi, M. Lees, D. G. van Albada, J. Dongarra, P. M. A. Sloot and J. Dongarra
TitleA New Parallel 3D Front Propagation Algorithm for Fast Simulation of Geological Folds
AfilliationScientific Computing
Project(s)Center for Biomedical Computing (SFF)
Publication TypeProceedings, refereed
Year of Publication2012
Conference NameThe International Conference on Computational Science, ICCS 2012
Place PublishedAmsterdam

We present a novel method for 3D anisotropic front propagation and apply it to the simulation of geological folding. The new iterative algorithm has a simple structure and abundant parallelism, and is easily adapted to multithreaded architectures using OpenMP. Moreover, we have used the automated C-to-CUDA source code translator, Mint, to achieve greatly enhanced computing speed on GPUs. Both OpenMP and CUDA implementations have been tested and benchmarked on several examples of 3D geological folding.

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