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Performance Comparison: Intel Core i7 and Graphics Card Nvidia Titan

Nov 13, 2014

Soil thermal field distribution over 5 years in the XZ plane

Experts from Simmakers conducted a comparative performance analysis of hardware computational modules – Intel Core i7 CPU and GeForce GTX Titan graphics card, using the thaw bulb simulation model around a well cluster.

To evaluate the efficiency of parallel architecture in thermal analyses (characteristics of the computational processors aside), the degree of the computational mesh detail is dramatically important. Therefore, the three-dimensional model was discretized with different spatial steps in the tests. As a result, meshes with the next number of nodes were obtained: ~2 million, 4 million, 8 million and 16 million. Each computational mesh was computed on 1 core of Intel Core i7, 4 cores of Intel Core and a GeForce GTX Titan video card.


Conference “Technologies for Foundation Design and Construction on Permafrost”

Oct 20, 2014

On October 16, 2014 experts from Simmakers Ltd. gave presentations at the “Technologies for design and construction of foundations on permafrost” conference, as part of the CityExpo exhibition.

The conference was organized by the International Association of Foundation Contractors (IAFC), one of the leading promoters of professional and technical development in foundations engineering for construction companies and specialists in Russia and abroad.

The conference focused on topics such as design and construction of bases and foundations on permafrost, the installation of foundations in permafrost areas, oil and gas pipelines on permafrost, thermal stabilization of soil bases of buildings and structures, temperature monitoring systems in permafrost, etc.


Frost 3D Universal Training

Sep 26, 2014

Frost 3D Universal training courses

Simmakers provides ‘Computation of the thermal impact of constructions on permafrost in Frost 3D Universal’ training courses and guidance. Training solutions are designed to provide course participants with both the overall and subject-specific knowledge to effectively apply «Frost 3D Universal» for simulation of heat transfer in ground.


Yuri Shprits’ Project Awarded EU Innovation Grant

Sep 22, 2014

The EU commission Horizon 2020 has been awarded to a team led by Managing Partner of Simmakers Ltd, Professor Yuri Shprits. The project is scheduled for implementation within 3 years.

Professor Yuri Shprits and his team of researchers are working on the creation of new services for high accuracy space weather forecasting (based on moving electron streams and radiation belts). The aim is to develop methods for more precise geomagnetic indices forecasting. The research is based on numerical methods and modern computer simulations that allow satellites to behave as navigators.


Calculation of Foundation Settlement on Permafrost Grounds

Sep 17, 2014

Calculation of soil settlement is one of the main tasks of applied computer simulation in construction. This allows the simulation of the settlement of bases and foundations under different maintenance conditions over time, evaluation of the complexity and construction costs, reliability and durability.

In permafrost regions settlement, can be caused not only by structural loads, but also by ground thawing, resulting from the additional pressure of ground transition from frozen to thawed states.

This article describes the method of settlement calculation according to SNIP 2.02.04-88.


Frost 3D Universal Versions and Hardware Comparison

Sep 08, 2014

There are 4 versions of Frost 3D Universal:

  • 32-bit, single core CPU
  • 64-bit, single core CPU
  • 64-bit, multicore CPU
  • 64-bit, multicore GPU


The main differences between versions are the speed of the mathematical solver and the number of cells for model discretization.

Frost 3D Universal Versions And Hardware Comparison

The speed of numerical computation depends on the computer configuration (number of CPU cores), and video card performance (GPU versions of software).

As a result, the question “Which version of Frost 3D Universal could fulfil users requirements?” often arises.


Choosing the Appropriate Mesh Type in Frost 3D Universal

Aug 13, 2014

A critical issue in computer simulation is quality of mesh refinement in object discretization. In an already published article “FAQ for the updated version of Frost 3D Universal software”, we discussed why such large computational meshes are important.


In this article we analyze the quality of model discretization. For our example, we used ice layers beneath a 1-km model of an oil pipeline on permafrost. The 3-D model was discretized into various cell quantities using different versions of Frost 3D Universal.

Pipeline discretization with coarse mesh


Simmakers Active Leisure Time

Jul 31, 2014

In our company, a lot of attention is paid to healthy lifestyles, sport and outdoor activities. That means we’re looking for brand-spanking new ideas and solutions, not only in technical aspects, but also in the field of corporate governance. We believe that the creation of leading high tech solutions is impossible without good spirit, positive attitude and a smile on the faces of our employees.