GPGPU Acceleration of EDEM Simulation Engine Showcased at SuperComputing10

DEM Solutions introduces OpenCL implementation of EDEM® simulation engine for bulk particle flow modeling at SC10– now runs up to 25 times faster on ATI FirePro™ Professional Graphics hardware than on a single CPU.

EDEM simulation of particle flow in an ore milling operation
“EDEM simulation of particle flow in an ore milling operation”

Edinburgh, UK, 02 November, 2010: EDEM particle simulation technology is used by leading companies in a wide range of industries, including mining, metals processing, pharmaceutical, construction and agricultural machinery, food and consumer goods, paper, and chemicals to simulate and analyze the performance of bulk particle handling and processing equipment –from powders and granules to ore, grains, tablets, fibers and more.

Already the fastest DEM (Discrete Element Method) software on the market, GPGPU-based acceleration of EDEM substantially reduces compute times and will increase productivity for all users, but especially for customers who rely on the most advanced and computation-intensive capabilities of EDEM.

” We are pleased to partner with AMD in this pioneering deployment of their graphics accelerator technology in our state-of-the-art CAE application of DEM,“ said John Favier, CEO of DEM Solutions, “and we look forward to continued increases in the speed and scale of simulations this enables. The substantial acceleration achieved with the new OpenCL implementation of our EDEM simulation engine on ATI FirePro™ hardware will enable our customers in all industry sectors to increase both the number of design prototypes and the complexity of models they can simulate in a given time.“

” DEM Solutions and AMD are collaborating to provide DEM software customers with an exceptional solution using ATI FirePro graphics,” said Janet Matsuda, general manager, AMD Professional Graphics. “By selecting OpenCL for their development, DEM Solutions is providing their customers with outstanding performance to accelerate their design process and the cost effectiveness of an open standard. “

DEM Solutions will showcase an OpenCL version of EDEM, in partnership with Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), at SuperComputing’10 in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, booth #3119 on November 15-18, 2010. Read more about this AMD-EDEM Success Story on the AMD website.

About DEM Solutions
DEM Solutions, headquartered in Edinburgh, Scotland, is a leader in the development of DEM simulation software for use by industry in the design and analysis of bulk particle handling and processing equipment. DEM Solutions is committed to partnering with customers to deploy its groundbreaking EDEM simulation technology in solution of engineering challenges involving particles in a wide range of industries. For more information, visit

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