GPU Accelerated Derivative-Free Mesh Optimization
Eric Shaffer and George Zagaris
In this chapter, we present a GPU-based implementation of a derivative-free optimization method. The utility of derivative-free optimization is demonstrated in a mesh optimization algorithm that improves the element quality of a surface mesh. The parallelism afforded by the GPU is exploited to optimize a large number of elements simultaneously, resulting in a significant speed-up as compared with serial optimization.
Numerical optimization is one of the most prolific scientific computing activities. It is employed in incredibly diverse fields, finding applications in logistics, computational finance, and ...