libEMM: A fictious wave domain 3D CSEM modelling library bridging sequential and parallel GPU implementation

Published: 8 May 2023| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/p769t7c5bk.1


This paper delivers a software - libEMM - for 3D controlled-source electromagnetics (CSEM) modelling in fictitious wave domain, based on the newly developed high-order finite-difference time-domain (FDTD) method on non-uniform grid. The numerical simulation can be carried out over a number of parallel processors using MPI-based high performance computing architecture. The FDTD kernel coded in C has been parallelized with OpenMP for speedup using local shared memory. In addition, the software features a GPU implementation of the same algorithm based on CUDA programming language, which can be cross-validated and compared in terms of efficiency. A perspective of libEMM on the horizon is its application to 3D CSEM inversion in land and marine environment.



Computational Physics, Electromagnetics, Finite Difference Methods