Simbios Talk by Allen Sanderson, SCI Institute, University of Utah, October 29, 2008
Title: Using GPUs to solve PDEs in Biological Problems
When tuned, commodity level GPUs have been shown to have similar performance to cluster based systems but at a much lower hardware cost. However, like any parallel implementation the devil in the details. In this talk we will present work done in using the GPU to solve PDEs associated with several biological problems. Our goal in this work has been not to just adapt CPU based algorithms to the GPU but to compare and contrast the implementations and understand the strengths and weaknesses. We draw some of our examples from PDEs used in an advection-reaction-diffusion system.