Thursday, 25 August 2011

I am looking for a job

News - I greatly appreciate your comments below and surprisingly plenty of information and valuable advices came to me during the last one year. Thanks to all your concern, I finally accepted a thermal expert position in ABB USA ( and am sitting in North Carolina.

I particularly thank the three companies in England, France and America that I personally consulted for and their encouraging recommendations. I cherish the experiences I have obtained from the part-time working with them.

Within my PhD study, I have published eight research papers. Four of them are in leading journals and their links are as follows:

I am graduating in September 2011 with a PhD degree from School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, University of Manchester. I am looking for a numerical modelling job.

I spent the past more than three years on the CFD simulations which are coupling between electric, thermal and fluid dynamic fields, from which I have accumulated rich experiences on modelling packages such as SALOME, Code_Saturne, Elmer, ParaView and COMSOL etc. I share experiences in this blog, which has also gained worldwide popularity.

I have been programming in C/C++, C#, VB.NET and Matlab since 2002. I also have experiences in Python (the script widely used for automation of modelling and the software such as SALOME and ParaView etc) and Fortran (the user routine definition for Code_Saturne) etc. Meanwhile, probably as a bonus, I am a fan of open-source software, Linux and Mac OS X. I even wrote device drivers for Linux and ported the MySQL client tool running on desktops onto embedded Linux platforms.

I bear high interests in numerical modelling and would like to pursue a career in this field. If you have relevant opportunities, please drop me an email (salad00 at gmail dot com). I really appreciate your help very much.

Sunday, 21 August 2011

CUDA HeatTransfer1D program on Mac OS X

I recently ported the CUDA program for 1D heat transfer onto Mac OS X 10.6.8 and CUDA 4.0.31. I only modified the parts related to timing and the program could work perfectly.

The hardware platform comprises GeForce 320M, 950 MHz, and Intel Core 2 Duo P8600, 2.40 GHz. The computation times for GPU and CPU are 1.86 s and 2.15 s respectively; speedup of 1.16. Previously on Windows 7 and CUDA 3.1, GeForce 9800 GTX+ and Q6600 used calculation times 1.43 s and 5.04 s respectively.

The source code is attached for comments.

Saturday, 20 August 2011

SGI Acquires Maker of OpenFOAM

SGI, a trusted leader in technical computing, announced that it has completed the acquisition of OpenCFD Ltd., the leader in open source computational fluid dynamics.

SGI Acquires Maker of Open Source CFD Software