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Coreform wins major grant to develop isogeometric analysis for GPU

Coreform wins major grant to develop isogeometric analysis for GPU

OREM, UTAH — Coreform LLC, developer of next-generation computer-aided engineering
software, announces a $1.6M grant from the Department of Energy to develop their isogeometric
analysis technology for use on graphical-processing-unit computers.

Coreform LLC, the fastest growing CAE company in the US according to Inc magazine, has
won a significant grant from the Department of Energy to develop their next-generation
technology for high-performance computing with GPUs. The $1.6 million grant will go toward
integrating Coreform IGA with a GPU-capable finite element library.

“This award underscores the importance of new methods for computer simulation, which
plays an important role in product development but has suffered from severe bottlenecks and
limitations that have blunted its impact,” notes Chief Strategy Officer Matt Sederberg. “This
funding will allow us to optimize our new technology for high performance computing and
continue to unleash the power of simulation across industries.”

Computer simulation allows for testing of parts and assemblies without having to manufacture
and physically manipulate them, which can save significant time and money in the product
development process. Unfortunately, mainstream simulation software is incompatible with the
data structures used for design models. Even today’s best methods for problems like
simulating automotive crashes require millions of dollars of manual labor to prepare each
simulation. And even after all this work, these approximated simulation models take up vast
amounts of high-performance computing resources. While simulation has an important role
in product development, these inefficiencies limit how much it can actually be used to perfect
new designs.

Coreform is developing a new technology that eliminates those approximations and
inefficiencies but is not yet configured to run on GPU-driven HPC systems. Coreform CEO
Michael Scott says, “This grant provides further support for our efforts to develop IGA for
industry, and adding GPU capabilities will allow our code to handle even the most complex

With an earlier, exploratory grant, Coreform collaborated with a national laboratory to partially
integrate Coreform IGA with MFEM, a DOE-developed, GPU-enabled, finite element
discretization library. The proof of concept they developed was highly successful and led to
the DOE’s decision to further fund the approach. When the project is completed, GPU-
enabled Coreform IGA will be available for purchase at Coreform’s website. Interested users
can learn more at

About Coreform LLC
Coreform develops next-generation computer-aided engineering software. Coreform’s
founders are authorities in isogeometric analysis and are widely cited researchers. The
Coreform IGA solver is based on smooth CAD spline geometry, offering greater accuracy
than the faceted meshes used in legacy CAE software. Coreform is also the exclusive
commercial distributor of the Cubit meshing software. Coreform was founded in 2014 and is
headquartered in Utah, USA