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Fast parallel simulation of fiber optical communication systems accelerated by a graphics processing unit

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4 Author(s)
Pachnicke, S. ; High Freq. Inst., Tech. Univ. Dortmund, Dortmund, Germany ; Chachaj, A. ; Helf, M. ; Krummrich, P.M.

A parallel implementation of the split-step Fourier method utilizing the general purpose parallel computing architecture for graphics processing units CUDA is presented. Results of the GPU-implementation are compared to a conventional CPU-based approach regarding computation time and accuracy. We developed a novel implementation with a significantly higher accuracy than the CUDA intrinsic FFT in single precision mode yielding a high speed-up factor of up to 144 compared to a CPU implementation.

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Transparent Optical Networks (ICTON), 2010 12th International Conference on

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June 27 2010-July 1 2010