About This Presentation
April 12-16, 2021
Andrew Larson – Lead Software Engineer, GPU Specialist
Peter Blaser – Vice President of Operations
Barracuda Virtual Reactor, powered by NVIDIA GPUs, enables sustainability technologies that are changing our planet for the better. This two-part industry case study provides an overview of a novel waste-to-fuels technology that is sustainable, versatile, and economically competitive with fossil fuels. In the first part of the presentation, we provide a summary of ThermoChem Recovery International, USA’s digitalization journey with CPFD Software’s Virtual Reactor culminating in the commercial conversion of municipal solid waste to jet fuel. In the second half, we overlay our parallel development and acceleration path resulting in speed-ups of over 600x over the project period. Ongoing R&D results including multi-GPU computing are presented. Lastly, the practical meaning of the speed-ups is discussed; previously intractable problems are now solved in industrially relevant time scales. Extensions of the new multi-GPU technology to other sustainability applications are highlighted.