NVIDIA Success Story

Science & Education

Acceleware and Boston Scientific

The Challenge
The design simulations required for this task are compute-intensive and take considerable time to run on standard computer clusters.

The Solution

High-resolution, CAD- based body image produced by phantom allows grid independent modeling in SEMCAD X simulation software and NVIDIA GPUs.

Boston Scientific turned to Acceleware, who provides a proprietary simulation solution combining Schmid & Partner Engineering AG’s SEMCAD X software and NVIDIA GPU computing technology. As a result, engineers at Boston Scientific were able to speed up their simulations by a factors up to 25x. Acceleware’s solution allowed Boston Scientific to tap into the high-performance computing power of NVIDIA’s parallel GPU architecture, dramatically reducing the time required to test various designs as each engineer’s desktop workstation now has the compute power of a cluster.

The Impact

This image depicts E-field distribution at 64MHz.

Using Acceleware’s solution, engineers at Boston Scientific are better able to investigate the influence and mutual dependency of multiple design variables. Not only can the simulations be conducted faster, resulting in lower-cost devices, but these advances also foster the development of new algorithms for simulating biomedical processes inside the body.

Nik Chavannes, Director of Software for Schmid & Partner, stated: "Running electromagnetic simulations using NVIDIA hardware accelerates processing times by factors of 25 or more--allowing a level of complexity to the analysis and optimization of medical products which nobody dreamed of, even two years ago. NVIDIA's and Acceleware's solutions have opened completely new worlds for Computational Electromagnetics."

For more information about Acceleware, visit: www.acceleware.com.

For more information about Boston Scientific, visit: http://www.bostonscientific.com.

For more information about SPEAG's SEMCAD X software, visit: http://www.semcad.com/simulation/index.php.