University of Vienna Updates VASP

University of Vienna Updates VASP

The University of Vienna has developed the VASP (Vienna Ab Initio Simulation Program) for atomic-level analysis of electronics, glass, rubber, catalysts, magnetic materials and more. This version of the program is run on the Tesla Accelerated Computing Platform, offering speed improvements from 2.5 to 4x faster, the university states.

VASP helps researchers understand the underlying structure of a material and its properties. It comprises up to 15% of computing cycles across major supercomputers worldwide.

For this speed improvements, VASP developers collaborated with several university to release version 5.4.1 with support for GPU (graphics processing unit) accelerators before the end of this year. The application can now use NVIDIA K80 accelerators to advance research.

For more information, visit the University of Vienna.

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Mentor Graphics Updates FloTHERM

Mentor Graphics Updates FloTHERM

Mentor Graphics has released the latest version of its FloTHERM product. This iteration of the CFD (computational fluid dynamics) software has automated simulation model calibration for matching of transient thermal measurements from T3Ster. By doing so, the company states, users can maximize simulation data accuracy and provide insight into product reliability.

The T3Ster is an advanced thermal tester for characterization of IC (integrated circuit) packages, LEDs and systems that produce rapid thermal characteristics. This release can convert a simulated transient thermal response into a structure function curve.

“By using an uncalibrated model for simulation, manufacturers run the risk of simply guessing performance. Calibrating the package model constants ensures the product will respond accurately in all steady state and transient applications” stated Roland Feldhinkel, general manager of Mentor Graphics Mechanical Analysis Division. “We continue to invest in leading simulation and measurement technologies to provide our customers with superior and productive capabilities to handle their most complex thermal management challenges.”

For more information, visit Mentor Graphics.

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