Acceleration of FDTD method using a novel algorithm on the Cell B.E.

S. Endo, Jun Sonoda, Motoyuki Sato, Takafumi Aoki

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Finite difference time domain (FDTD) method has been accelerated on the Cell Broadband Engine (Cell B.E.). However the problem has arisen that speedup is limited by the bandwidth of the main memory on large-scale analysis. As described in this paper, we propose a novel algorithm and implement FDTD using it. We compared the novel algorithm with results obtained using region segmentation, thereby demonstrating that the proposed algorithm has shorter calculation time than that provided by region segmentation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2338-2344
Number of pages7
JournalIEICE Transactions on Information and Systems
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Dec


  • Cell B.E.
  • DMA transfers
  • FDTD method
  • Parallel computing with region segmentation


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