Parallel Processing Improvements for Full-Wave Electromagnetic Solvers - Application Brief

As computing resources become increasingly parallel for shared- and distributed-memory systems, computational electromagnetic methods must take full advantage of new architectures to reduce simulation times. Several aspects of the solution process make it diffi cult for traditional fi nite element fi eld solvers to eff ectively utilize these resources. This paper reviews recent advancements in the fi nite element method matrix solve (shared memory) and frequency sweep (distributed memory) that drastically reduce simulation times for signal integrity and power integrity applications.