CUDA Spotlight: GPU-Accelerated Earthquake Simulations

This week’s Spotlight is on Yifeng Cui, director of the High Performance GeoComputing Lab (HPGeoC) at the San Diego Supercomputer Center (and adjunct professor in the Department of Geological Sciences at San Diego State University).

HPGeoC was recently named a winner of the HPC Innovation Excellence Award by IDC for developing a highly scalable computer code that promises to dramatically cut research times and energy costs in simulating seismic hazards. The video below demonstrates some of the earthquake simulation done by HPGeoC.

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