Rocky DEM release 4.4: Reinventing Solver Customization

Rocky DEM 4.4 delivers a totally new Solver Application Programming Interface (Solver API) based on the most recent technology for customization and user experience integration. The result delivers unique usability, portability and, above all, solver performance.

What’s different in Rocky DEM 4.4’s Solver API?

User experience
All models implemented with the Solver API also modify and extend the setup and post-processing software interface. In the setup stage, to enter custom model input parameters, the software dynamically generates a visual interface; in the post-processing stage, all new custom variables are automatically available for detailed analysis. This enables seamless deployment of custom models built by experts, all across the corporation.

A single code for both multi-CPU & multi-GPU solvers
The Solver API provides a unified approach so users can program models by enabling just one single code to be compatible with both Rocky DEM solver technologies. This substantially reduces the cost involved in maintaining custom routines or learning complex GPU programming techniques.

No performance degradation
Custom models implemented using the Solver API run as fast as original embedded models. Rocky DEM provides a true application programming interface, and not just a “set of function hooks”. Users can implement their own models using the same structure and logics from embedded models, all without code virtualization or memory overhead.

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