|Authors||T. Gillberg, M. Sourouri and X. Cai|
|Editors||H. Ali, Y. Shi, D. Khazanchi, M. Lees, D. G. van Albada, J. Dongarra, P. M. A. Sloot and J. Dongarra|
|Title||A New Parallel 3D Front Propagation Algorithm for Fast Simulation of Geological Folds|
|Project(s)||Center for Biomedical Computing (SFF)|
|Publication Type||Proceedings, refereed|
|Year of Publication||2012|
|Conference Name||The International Conference on Computational Science, ICCS 2012|
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.