Use of modern GPUs in Design Optimisation

Mohamed Aissa, Tom Verstraete, Kees Vuik

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Graphics Processing Units (GPUs) are a promising alternative hardware to Central
Processing Units (CPU) for accelerating applications with a high computational power demand. In many fields researchers are taking advantage of the high computational power present in GPUs to speed up their applications. These applications span from data mining to machine learning and life sciences. The field of design optimization in particular benefits from this alternative hardware. The automated search on the design space has been delegated to GPUs or to a system of CPUs assisted by GPUs. This paper is among the firsts to review the use of GPUs especially for design optimization. The focus is on topology optimization, shape optimization and multidisciplinary design optimization (MDO). The target is to provide an overview not only on the progress made
in design optimization using GPUs but also to highlights limitations that researchers have to cope with and the areas that require more research.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 10th ASMO UK Conference Engineering Design Optimization
EditorsF. van Keulen, M. Guffens, G. van der Veen, M. Langelaar
Place of PublicationDelft
PublisherDelft University of Technology
Number of pages11
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Event10th ASMO-UK / ISSMO Conference, Delft, The Netherlands - Delft, The Netherlands
Duration: 30 Jun 20141 Jul 2014


Conference10th ASMO-UK / ISSMO Conference, Delft, The Netherlands


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