Industry collaboration – Exotic Matter
One of the success stories so far in the outreach to industry is the collaboration with Exotic Matter, a small company that developed software used to create visual effects of fluids for the movie industry. Generating realistic fluid effects is hard and time consuming since it requires solving the actual equations describing the fluid motion mathematically, namely the Navier-Stokes equations.
A master thesis project between Exotic Matter and the SeRC FLOW community was defined in order to investigate the potential of using GPU’s to speed up the software and thus lower the turn-around time to generate a movie sequence. The implementation was a success and GPU support was later included in the software.