Framework: HPC


Sim4Life offers high performance computing to enable the investigation of complex and realistic models. Multi-threaded execution for modeling, meshing, voxeling, and postprocessing enables parallel processing of heavy tasks without disturbing the workflow. A fully integrated centralized task manager efficiently manages all computationally intensive tasks on the local machine or in the cloud. Two sets of CUDA-based libraries for graphics processing unit (GPU) acceleration are provided: Acceleware and ZMT CUDA.

Sim4Life features the fastest GPU-enabled EM-FDTD and US solvers (P-EM-FDTD & P-ACOUSTICS). The MPI parallelization-based FEM solver optimally uses multi-core processors, clusters, and supercomputers to guarantee extreme performance for demanding tasks. A unified interface supports cloud computing of any of the major providers (e.g., Amazon or Google).


 Key Features - Acceleware

  • Advanced libraries for EM-FDTD
  • Support for thin sheets, dispersive media and lossy metals
  • Option to add support for Subgrid (local refinement)
  • Multi-GPU support

Key Features - CUDA


  • Libraries for EM-FDTD and Acoustics
  • Multi-GPU support


Key Features - MPI


  • Libraries for Flow
  • Libraries for EM-QS




Supported GPUs

  • NVIDIA Ampere architectures
    • GeForce RTX 30 series
    • Workstation RTX Ax000 series
    • Datacenter A series
  • NVIDIA GeForce 16 and 20 series series (Volta and Turing architecture)
    • GeForce GTX 1650, GTX 1660, GTX 1660 Ti
    • GeForce RTX 2060, RTX 2070, RTX 2080, RTX 2080 Ti
    • NVIDIA Titan RTX
    • Quadro RTX 8000, Quadro RTX 6000, Quadro RTX 5000, Quadro RTX 4000
    • NVIDIA Tesla T4
  • NVIDIA GeForce 10 series (Pascal architecture):
    • GeForce GTX 1050, GeForce GTX 1050 Ti, GeForce GTX 1060, GeForce GTX 1070, GeForce GTX 1080, GTX 1080Ti 
    • NVIDIA Titan X, Titan Xp
    • NVIDIA P5000, P6000, P620
    • NVIDIA Tesla P100
  • NVIDIA GeForce 900 series (Maxwell architecture):
    • First generation Maxwell: GeForce GTX 750Ti, GeForce GTX 750
    • Second generation Maxwell: GeForce GTX TITAN X, GeForce GTX 980, GeForce GTX 980Ti, GeForce GTX 970, GeForce GTX 960, GeForce GTX 960, GeForce GTX 950
  • Depreciated NVIDIA K-series (Kepler architecture):
    • NVIDIA Kepler K10, K20/K20X, K40 and K80.
    • NVIDIA Quadro K6000

Hardware NVIDIA series 20 and older are no longer supported.

 Supported OS

  • Windows 8.1/10/11
  • Windows Server 2008/ 2012
  • Ubuntu 18.04 64 bit (or compatible OS), or CentOS Linux 7 64 bit (deprecated support, to be discontinued)


Benchmark: Mobile phone simulation


Benchmark: Birdcage with ViP human model simulation


Benchmark: ViP human model with a mobile phone (w/ patch array antenna) next to his head.


Benchmark: SAM Head and Hand phantoms with a mobile phone.