Do the same with EMBoltzmann solver and complete this 3D simulation in one minute on modern PC!
Our achievements in CFD allow to simulate sub-, super-
and hypersonic aerodynamics and aeroacoustics solving deterministic
Boltzmann equation with the complexity of modern Navier-Stocks solver.
It is often difficult – and sometimes impossible – to foresee the right form of turbine blades. At the same time, designing and checking on the efficiency of different shapes of blades turn out to be unprofitable, since this method demands great expense of time and resources.
Based on the blade's geometry, temperature, liquid pressure, fluid stream velocity, and other provided physical characteristics, our algorithms will compute both the efficiency of accumulation, in case of power plant turbines, and the efficiency of feedback, in case of marine turbines. Thus, for each possible form of the blade you can learn its characteristics without the actual construction of expensive test experiments to find the optimum parameters.
Using our adaptive grid algorithms with moving boundaries, (software package EMLibGrid), you will obtain not only a full picture of fluid motion, but also of all forces and energy transfer that act to the boundaries. We also suggest to automate the process of search for the optimal shape of blades. Thus, it is enough to specify the criterion function (for example, the efficiency of a turbine), possible restrictions (for example, a condition for a subsonic fluid flow), and varied parameters (for example, some points of spline interpolation for all surface of a turbine blade – software package EMLibSmooth). In this case the search for the optimum design of your turbine is carried out automatically with the help of our EMLibMinimize package.
Suppose that you have the best shape of a turbine blade, it is powerful and optimal in respect to computational fluid dynamics (CFD). Then you need to have it forged with the maximal durability. Here we will help you again, solving Lame equation for non-elastic deformation, (software package EMLibHMatrix). It will allow you to choose the most effective strategy of forging the blade, reducing probability of occurrence of shifts and material defects, and to construct the turbine with the maximal durability and reliability.
Our new project deals with numerical simulations of hypersonic flows with deterministic and stochastic models for the Boltzmann equation. We solve the 3-dimensional, real-time Boltzmann equation with an adaptive grid and billion particles for the stochastic approach, and with million values of average velocities on each physical space cell for deterministic approaches. It gives a chance to carefully predict hypersonic gas flows at the speed close to space flights and strongly turbulent flows, (software packages EMBoltzmann, EMParBoltzmann and EMGPUBoltzmann). Thus, these programs make it possible to compute:
atmospheric entry heating of lander surfaces,
supersonic flow in propulsion compressors,
flow separation phenomenon,
and many other important physical phenomena. The mathematical model, included in the Boltzmann equations, allows simulating most of shock waves and does not distort results even in high Mach numbers.
We suggest to optimize your Ram-, and Scramjets by means of simulating combustion process based on the three-dimensional Boltzmann equation.
For the accurate simulation we offer you a wide range of mesh generators and proper simulation algorithms, as follows:
tensor uniform grids with Toplitz matrices and fast Fourier transformation,
tensor nonuniform grids with Kronecker matrices,
for velocity space simulations (software package EMLibMDD);
adaptive grids with tetrahedral finite elements of first and higher orders,
mesh-free and dual mesh approaches based on the Delaunay tessellation,
for the discretization of physical space (software package EMLibGrid);
3D high-order finite elements
for the best approximation of boundary elements (software package EMLibGrid).
In case you make the challenge with different model parameters, for example, proportions of dimensions of the solenoid, number of coils, etc., – you can find optimum values of these parameters concerning the efficiency or other required characteristics. The test stand assembly is often rather labor-consuming and financially unprofitable. In some cases such a stand is impossible to be constructed because the customer can afford to construct only one device with expected properties. For such cases numerical modeling and optimization of parameters of the device are carried out before this device is designed.
We also provide you with self-acting searching algorithm for the best device.s Thus, it is enough to specify the objective function (for example, the efficiency), varied parameters (for example, thickness of a wire, number of coils in the solenoid), and ranges of their values. In this case, the search for the optimum design of your device will be made automatically for you by our package EMLibMinimize.
We use modern BEM-FEM coupling algorithms for simulation. The boundary element method (BEM) is used for the simulation of magnetic parts, and the finite element method (FEM) for isolators. As we need to move magnetic parts, we do not recalculate the BEM matrix, thus, it reduces numerical errors that occur in FEM during remeshing. It allows us to solve most effectively and precisely the systems with moving parts, for example, rotation of the core of an electromagnet, movement of an electromagnetic valve, and many other similar problems.
II. Numerical Modeling of Radars and Radar Invisibility
For the successful simulation of stealth properties, or optimization of radar antennas, one need to discretize large volumes of physical space with a very fine grid, so the grid step size would be considerably smaller than the wave length. It leads to huge systems of linear equations. The system matrix in these equations is often so large, that it does not fit the main memory of the modern computer. Therefore we have developed for you parallel implementations of these algorithms (software packages with labels MPP and GPU), as well as the algorithms with effective disk memory usage (software packages with labels Out-of-Core).
Here we are using the last achievements in the numerical linear algebra developed by our company. These methods allow to solve sparse unstructured linear equation systems (software package EMLibSparse), and structured linear equation systems (software package EMLibMDD). So, systems of linear equations with several millions of unknowns are solved in a few seconds on a notebook; and systems of linear equations with several billions of unknowns are solved within a reasonable time in a small Linux cluster.
The software package LRA_CDENSE of the predecessor company Elegant Mathematics Inc was used by Lockheed Martin Concern for radar invisibility of stealth aircrafts. The relative wave number in these problems exceeded 500. Now you can make this simulation using our new improved packages EMLibIter, EMLibSparse, EMLibHMatrix on workstations, and with the EMParLibIter, EMParLibSparse packages on massively-parallel computers.
The experience obtained over the last 17 years in software development for the solution of ill-conditioned linear systems allows us to take part in the radar antennas development for the most aerospace applications.
3D Inverse Maxwell Solutions
I. Ultrasound Non-Destructive Diagnostics, Tomography, Acoustic Geological Exploration and Upstreaming
We will help you to find a three-dimensional structure of the mineral distribution if only a few emitters and targets of sound waves on the surface are available, and the studied object has considerably larger dimensions than the wave length.
The current problems can be divided into two basic classes:
The studied object is between sources and detectors, and wave reflection from heterogeneity of the object is not considered. Common applications here are those of medical tomography and, partially, ultrasonic non-destructive diagnostics of materials.
Sources and receivers are situated in such a way, that waves from sources are reflected on heterogeneity of the studied object and registered by receivers. Common applications are problems of seismic prospecting of oil- and gas-fields, and some applications of ultrasonic not-destructive diagnostics of materials.
As this method does not describe wave interference, its use is limited by the condition, that the studied object should have much greater sizes than the characteristic wave length of radiation (software package EMInverse).
The basic complexity of the solution lies in the correct discretization and solution of huge ill-conditioned linear system. The discretization is carried out by finite elements of first order, so the size of each element corresponds approximately to the average size of heterogeneity in the position where the corresponding finite element is situated.
In case we have no a priory information about heterogeneity distribution, we can start calculations with a regular finite element grid, and later, try to improve the grid according to computed properties using the Voronoi-Delaunay approach (software package EMLibGrid). It allows to improve the accuracy of computation, to reduce the total amount of unknown parameters, to save computational time and reduce memory requirements (software packages EMLibIter and EMLibSparse).
Our company has 17 years experience of development of iterative methods for the solution of linear systems of equations that allows us to find the most suitable and steady method of the solution of linear systems and, if necessary, to apply a correct regularization to a singular matrix (software package EMLibIter).
II. Ground Penetrating Radars and Upstreaming
We will help you to find the structure of a three-dimensional object using interference, non-stationary time distribution of sound and electromagnetic waves.
Solving this mathematical problem, you can predict a distribution of petroliferous stratum on the basis of seismic prospecting, and simultaneously conduct correction of drilling. Our algorithms were successfully applied for numerical modeling of distribution of petroliferous stratum, and for correct direction of oil drilling. Sources and receivers of electromagnetic signals were placed on the drill and allowed "to see" the end of a petroliferous stratum already 5-7 meters before, without drilling a dead rock.
For the solution of this problem we use a new method with two different discretization grids. The first grid is used for distribution of electromagnetic waves, it is structured and fine, to make better approximation for physical phenomena of the Maxwell equations. The second grid is used for dielectric permeability approximation, and this grid is based on the 3D adaptive Voronoi-Delaunay tessellation. This dual grid approach allows describing magnetic and electric fields with minimum complexity. At the same time, adaptive grid, on which dielectric permeability is calculated, does not overload the system of equations with excessive unknown variables.
The software packages of Elegant Mathematics run on supercomputers in the High-Performance Supercomputing Center in Maui of Hawaii (USA) on behalf of Mobil Oil Corporation for the solution of ill-conditioned sparse problems with billion unknowns (software package A_SPARSE_T3D – the predecessor of our EMParLibIter and EMParLibSparse software packages).
Elegant Mathematics Ltd successfully develops and introduces numerical algorithms for biology, biochemistry and nanoscience.
Our new solution methods as to the Schroedinger equation and its Hartree-Fock approximation and electron density theory are widely used for semiconductor design.
Similar algorithms are developed for exact calculation of electronic density and prediction of a chemical activity of molecules.
Carrying out scientific researches at the level of microcosm of molecules, we try to describe our macrocosm more precisely. So, for example, computing a volume integral of collision energy of molecules, we are able to find out the precise form of the collision kernel in the Boltzmann equation. The last is used for the solution of computational fluid dynamic problems (software package EMBoltzmann).
Already for more than ten years, our multilinear decomposition solver (software package EMLibMDD) has been computing pure fluorescence spectra and relative concentrations of separate substances on the basis of several fluorescence spectra of different mixes without reference spectra. The similar method can be applied in a high-performance liquid chromatography.
Our multilinear decomposition algorithms are applied for increasing accuracy of protein analysis based on nuclear magnetic resonance.
Joint scientific research of Elegant Mathematics Ltd and Scandinavian National Center (Goteborg, Sweden) in the field of signal processing of nuclear magnetic resonance data has no analogues, its results were honored with being published in Nature.
Optimized for Multi-Core, Vector-Pipeline, Out-of-Core, GPU and MPP; complex numbers support.
Multi-Core – symmetric multi-core multi-processing architectures, for example, Xeon Quad Core; Vector-Pipeline – vector-pipelined processors and instructions, for example, processors with SSE2 instruction sets; MPP – massively-parallel distributed memory computer systems, for example, Linux Clusters; GPU, Cell – co-processors and powerful graphic cards of NVIDIA and Cell IBM; Out-of-Core – special mathematical algorithms, which allow to use a hard disk memory as a main memory without large slowdown of computations.
Optimized for Multi-Core, Vector-Pipeline, Out-of-Core and partially for MPP; complex numbers support.
Multi-Core – symmetric multi-core multi-processing architectures, for example, Xeon Quad Core; Vector-Pipeline – vector-pipelined processors and instructions, for example, processors with SSE2 instruction sets; MPP – massively-parallel distributed memory computer systems, for example, Linux Clusters; GPU, Cell – co-processors and powerful graphic cards of NVIDIA and Cell IBM; Out-of-Core – special mathematical algorithms, which allow to use a hard disk memory as a main memory without large slowdown of computations.
Optimized for Multi-Core, Vector-Pipeline, Out-of-Core and partially for MPP; complex numbers support.
Multi-Core – symmetric multi-core multi-processing architectures, for example, Xeon Quad Core; Vector-Pipeline – vector-pipelined processors and instructions, for example, processors with SSE2 instruction sets; MPP – massively-parallel distributed memory computer systems, for example, Linux Clusters; GPU, Cell – co-processors and powerful graphic cards of NVIDIA and Cell IBM; Out-of-Core – special mathematical algorithms, which allow to use a hard disk memory as a main memory without large slowdown of computations.
An average performance of CG, BiCGStab, Lanczos with real arithmetic equals to 7 GFlop/s
on a single NVIDIA 260. This performance is achieved from 100,000 unknowns. A complex
version of these iterative methods increases twice, 14 GFlop/s. It is almost 50 times
faster than on the Quad-Core Xeon 2.6 GHz processor with 666 FSB, which can deliver only
100 MFlop/s.
The main reason of our achievements lies in the comprehensive usage of fast GPU memory.
Block versions of CG [1,2], BiCGStab, GMRES/FGMRES/NGMRES [3], Arnoldy and Davidson
algorithms provide even faster performance. In particular zGMRES with 10 simultaneous
right hand sides achieves 70 GFlop/s on NVIDIA 260; so it is almost the peak performance
of double-precision arithmetic. The similar algorithm on the Quad Core Xeon 2.6 GHz
processor with 666 FSB produces only 3 GFlop/s.
Our Kronecker Preconditioner and Kronecker sparse matrix multiplication algorithm [4,5]
show the incredible 250 GFlop/s on one NVIDIA GPU 260!
Take advantage from our full featured 150GFlop/s Conjugated Gradient CUDA and CPU solvers for float, double and quad precision for free: EM-Free-CG.zip.
Nikishin A., Yeremin A. Variable block CG algorithms for solving large
sparse symmetric positive definite linear systems on parallel computers. I. General
iterative scheme. SIAM J. Matrix Anal. Appl. 16(4), 1995, 1135-1153.
Nikishin A., Yeremin A. An automatic scheme for regulating the block size
in the block conjugate gradient method for solving linear systems.
Zap. Nauchn. Sem. POMI, 2000, J. Math. Sci., 114(6), 2003, 1844-1853.
Kharchenko S., Yeremin A. Multiplicative correction of a matrix on a
sequence of subspaces. I. Basic algorithms and theory for the general non symmetric
sign-indefinite case. Zap. Nauchn. Sem. POMI, 2002, J. Math. Sci., 121(4), 2004, 2546-2575.
Ibraghimov I. Application of the three-way decomposition for matrix compression.
Numer. Lin. Alg. Appl. 2002; 9:551-565.
Ibraghimov I., Sublinear Complexity of Krylov Subspace Method for the
Kronecker Product Matrices. In press in Numer. Lin. Alg. Appl, 2009.
The subject of discussion is preliminary benchmarks with the NVIDIA 260 GTX
hardware for the solution of large dense linear systems with hierarchical structures.
A linear system with 81,920 unknowns was generated and solved in GPU with reasonable
speedup in regards to Quad Core Xeon 2.66 HGz.
Matrix generation shows 15 times speedup and delivers the peak performance of 60 GFlop/s.
The iterative solver and compressed matrix multiplication algorithm produce up to
50 times speedup with the peak performance of 6 GFlop/s, equal to 45 GB/s of memory bandwidth.
Take advantage from our full featured 150GFlop/s Conjugated Gradient CUDA and CPU solvers for float, double and quad precision for free: EM-Free-CG.zip.
This software package solves the Boltzmann equation with a particle method.
It allows making mixtures of particles and particle transformation, i.e.
chemical reactions. The collision part is almost 30 times faster than on
the modern Quad Core Xeon CPUs. The free flow part is even faster –
up to 120 times.
The "simple" problem with 15,000,000 particles can be solved within several
minutes without out-of-core algorithms.
The true out-of-core GPU memory to the CPU memory allows to solve huge problems
that fits only the main CPU memory. So it gives a possibility to solve real
simulations with up to 1,000,000,000 particles during one computation week on
one GPU together with the large main CPU memory of 64 Gb.
The main core part of the EMBoltzmann software package was tuned for NVIDIA GPU
processors. This part is always about 90-95% of the total computation time of the
EMBoltzmann package. The core is now almost 30 times faster than on CPU, so
the total computation time was 10 times reduced.
I. Ibragimov et al. Numerical solution of the Boltzmann equation on the uniform grid.
Computing, 69(2):163-186, 2002.
I. Ibragimov et al. Three Way Decomposition for the Boltzmann Equation.
J. Comp. Math., 27(2-3):184-195, 2009.
I. Ibragimov. Fast numerical solution of Boltzmann equation.
ZAMM, 7(1):1110101-1110102, 2007.
E. Ibragimova. Solution of industrial CFD problems with structured Boltzmann approach.
ZAMM, 7(1):1110105-1110106, 2007.
The recent results with the solution of 3D inverse Maxwell equation and their application
to georadar signal processing move the solver from supercomputers to modern PCs. However,
the solution time can take hours on a modern workstation. To speed up this computation
the core part was tuned to the NVIDIA 2xx series of GPU. That made it possible to solve
the most computation 50 times faster; so the total solution time on NVIDIA 280 proved to
be 40 times shorter than on modern workstations.
The multilinear decomposition has been recently approved as a new robust
method for data processing of multidimensional Nuclear Magnetic Resonance.
These results were published in "Nature". The application problem has so
huge sizes, that modern workstations need several days to find a solution.
A new high performance implementation of this algorithm for the GPU NVIDIA 2xx
stream processors is presented.
The algorithm is based on sparse implementation of parallel factor decomposition
algorithm (PARAFAC) that performs alternate sparsely defined least squares minimization.
The nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) data are usually huge and have a large
amount of data entries. To handle them one needs to solve several (often hundreds)
almost nonoverlapping regions with a considerably small rank, and then to make a
final tune of the total large rank system.
This package allows to compute large regions independently using all power of NVIDIA GPU.
This part often shows significant slow down in the CPU architecture since it requires
solving a lot of small problems where CPU cannot show all power.
Since these parts are multithreaded over NVIDIA multiprocessors, it gives us high
performance improvement. The only bottleneck in this part is load balancing,
however, it is not very important with usage of large data sets. Hence, with
data sets published in the articles below, we reached 50-60 times speedup.
The final solution of the joined multidimensional problem with a large rank
(often about 1,000 components) was again efficiently implemented, and showed
us improvement 30-40 times as much as before compared with Quad Core Xeon workstations.
Jaravine V., Ibraghimov I., Orekhov V. Removal of a Time Barrier for High-Resolution
Multidimensional NMR Spectroscopy. Nature Methods 3(8):605-607, 2006.
Jaravine V., Zhuravleva A., Permi P., Ibraghimov I., Orekhov V. Hyperdimensional NMR
Spectroscopy with Nonlinear Sampling. JACS 130(12):3927-3936, 2008.
in addition, we have many basic and advanced numerical linear algebra solvers.
We would be happy to help you from the start choosing right NVIDIA hardware and estimate how many
Tesla nodes do you need for solution of your project.
We can provide:
CUDA Consulting,
CUDA Training and teaching, preferably in central Europe,
CUDA outsourcing, and porting your algorithms to CUDA platforms.
Elegant Mathematics Ltd hopes for a successful co-operation with you!
EM is pleasure to present GPL Open Source QBLAS – a quad precision BLAS package for robust calculations.
Conference talk "Sparse NMR Data Processing with Multi-Core and GPU Hardware" at Swiss NMR Symposium at 9 September 2009 in Geneva.
Publication in JACS: S. Hiller, I. Ibraghimov, G. Wagner, V. Orekhov. Coupled Decomposition of Four-Dimensional NOESY Spectra. J. Am. Chem. Soc., 131(36):12970-12978, 2009.
17.03.2009 Win a Sodern EADS competition for NVIDIA CUDA outsourcing
26.01.2009 Invited Talk
"Numerical Experiments with Kinetic Boltzmann Solver" at Sankt-Peterbourg State University
16.01.2009 Invited Talk
"Numerical Experiments with Kinetic Boltzmann Solver"
at Heatphysics Institute, Novosibirsk, the invitation was sent by Akademition A. K. Rebrov
Publication in JACS: Jaravine V., Zhuravleva A., Permi P., Ibraghimov I., Orekhov V. Hyperdimensional NMR
Spectroscopy with Nonlinear Sampling. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 130(12):3927-3936, 2008.
25.09.2008 Invited Talk
"Fast Numerical Solution of Boltzmann Equation"
at Heatphysics Institute, Novosibirsk, the invitation was sent by Akademition A. K. Godunov
25.09.2008 Conference talk and presentation at GPR 2008 conference:
"GROT-12-3D Radars with the Real Time Solution of 3D Ground-Penetrating Inverse Problem"
12-15.03.2007 Brussels Von Karman Institute of Fluid Dynamics Conference "Advances on Propulsion Technology for Hight-Speed Aircraft".
Publication in Nature M. Journal: Jaravine V., Ibraghimov I., Orekhov V. Removal of a Time Barrier for High-Resolution
Multidimensional NMR Spectroscopy. Nature Methods 3(8):605-607, 2006.
Development of the high-performance software is the main duty of our team. The core of our software products is based on our high-performance matrix algorithms that are unique with respect to their accuracy and efficiency.
Based on the wide experience of work with industrial customers, we apply the newest scientific methods and the latest technical achievements for the solution of industrial tasks. We elaborate specific software products individualized for each of our customers, and we are always ready to work with highly complicated requirements. We shall satisfy needs of the most particular customer, and base our cooperation on mutual understanding and decency.
Elegant Mathematics was found in 1991 in the USA, (Washington State), for development and manufacture of linear systems and eigenvalue solvers for vector-pipelined and massively-parallel algorithms, that was requested by the industry of the nineties in the last century, for the solution of mathematical, physical, chemical, aerodynamic and other tasks.
Our experts worked on the newest computer facilities of that time: 32 processor vector-pipelined system Cray C90, massively-parallel computers Cray T3D-T3E with 1,024 processors installed in NASA, Cray Research Inc, and the University of Pittsburgh, on many massively-parallel clusters with IRIX, DEC, RS6000, HP, Convex processors in the Hawaiian High-Performance Center, and on a huge amount of Linux clusters worldwide.
In the beginning of the 21st century our company underwent significant changes. There came a new generation of employees, we adjusted to new industrial problems and entered the European market.
In 2006 Elegant Mathematics moved its activity to Germany where its head office is situated at the present. The staff of our company are highly qualified specialists, who received Master's and PhD degrees on graduating from the worldwide recognized universities. Our mathematicians, physicists, chemists and programmers search out new technologies and directions in the industry. The results of their research and development activities are regularly published in scientific journals, such as Nature, JACS, LAA, etc. Hence, you are assured to find the high standard of scientific knowledge at your disposal.
All our products result from the search of the optimal task solution for the customers and application of our know-how in software development. We work out the detailed task description for each customer, and then proceed to solve the challenges in the most effective and fast way. We help the customer to find the solution that best fits the available computer facilities, and to optimize the price/performance ratio for these particular needs.
Prices include all updates, new releases and support during validity of licences.
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We can provide consulting and outsourcing services based on fixed price 250 Euro (+VAT) per hour, please, ask for quotes directly at our contacts.
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For some of non EU and non US countries we can apply multiplication coefficient.
You do not need a hardware support of quad precision, each quad precision value is implemented as sum
of two doubles a+b, and a is bigger then b*eps, where eps is machine precision.
This package is allow you to construct iterative linear system solvers and other memory bounded algorithms with
high precision and very few overhead in computational time. So, many modern x86 computers run our CG and other
iterative linear system solvers based on this package only two times slower, that on double precision achieving
31 decimal precision digits on a solution!
This package is also useful for hardware with no support of double precision, like 8xx and 9xx series
of NVIDIA GPU graphic cards, AMD streaming processors and IBM Cell, however, for specific hardware we
are strictly recommend to ask us for corresponding version.
You may download:
qblas1.1-src.tar.gz sources
for the most Linux and Windows (Cygwin) platform with development files and examples;
libqblas32.a precompiled 32 bit version of this library;
libqblas64.a precompiled 64 bit version of this library;
qblas-demo.c C test example that runs CG on quad precision.
This is open source software copyrighted by Elegant Mathematics Ltd and distributed under
GNU General Public License.
In case if you want to incorporate this library or its portions into your commercial projects, you
can obtain this package or any other derivatives (for example, our iterative linear system solvers)
with the commercial license that you can order
from Elegant Mathematics Ltd.
short period of pulse: 3-300 ns depending on application,
5-1500 Watt sustained power (depending on used area and local country regulations),
Receiving antenna:
digitize signals with up to 2.3 GHz,
up to 48 numerical phased array channels,
very bright voltage range from 3~mkV to 1 V with 14-16 bits,
CE confirm,
achieve 200 dB total dynamic range,
work with many emitting antennas to save the acquisition time,
can be situated up to 1 km from transmitters,
equipped with high performance computing FPGA module and GPU accelerator that achieves up to 2 TFlop/s
equivalent performance (like a small supercomputer with 100-200 CPU cores),
compute and display 3D inverse wave propagation results.
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