Feasibility study for massively parallel 3D TCAD simulations, ABB Corporate Research Baden Dattwil

MOX responsible:
Carlo de Falco

Start date:
September 2011

End date:
December 2011

The goal of the present project is to investigate the feasibility of adapting one out of the many publicly available general purpose scientific computing libraries to fullfill the basic needs of ABB in terms of large scale 3D TCAD simulations. In particular the feasibility study will focus on estimating the effort required to implement a 3D TCAD simulator which is able to run on hybryd shared memory/distributed memory parallel computers with tens of CPUs and the benefits in terms of speed-up and increased memory efficiency. This estimation will be performed by developing a basic 3D simulator and assessing its performance on test cases of interest to ABB.