Advanced Simulation Library
Multicomponent flow simulation
Developer(s)Avtech Scientific
Initial release14 May 2015; 6 years ago (2015-05-14)
Stable release
0.1.7 / 9 November 2016; 5 years ago (2016-11-09)
Operating systemUnix/Linux, Windows, Mac
TypeMultiphysics, Computer-aided engineering, Computational fluid dynamics, Simulation software
LicenseGNU Affero General Public License, optional commercial license (based on MIT License)
Websiteasl.org.il
Multicomponent flow video
Multicomponent flow video
Computer-assisted cryosurgery
Computer-assisted cryosurgery
Simulation of a microfluidic device for separating mixtures of proteins
Simulation of a microfluidic device for separating mixtures of proteins
Coating procedure employing physical vapor deposition (PVD) method
Coating procedure employing physical vapor deposition (PVD) method
Image-guided neurosurgery, brain deformation simulation
Image-guided neurosurgery, brain deformation simulation
Aerodynamics of a locomotive in a tunnel
Aerodynamics of a locomotive in a tunnel

Advanced Simulation Library (ASL) is free and open-source hardware-accelerated multiphysics simulation platform. It enables users to write customized numerical solvers in C++ and deploy them on a variety of massively parallel architectures, ranging from inexpensive FPGAs, DSPs and GPUs[1] up to heterogeneous clusters and supercomputers. Its internal computational engine is written in OpenCL and utilizes matrix-free solution techniques. ASL implements variety of modern numerical methods, i.a. level-set method, lattice Boltzmann, immersed Boundary. Mesh-free, immersed boundary approach allows users to move from CAD directly to simulation, reducing pre-processing efforts and number of potential errors. ASL can be used to model various coupled physical and chemical phenomena, especially in the field of computational fluid dynamics. It is distributed under the free GNU Affero General Public License with an optional commercial license (which is based on the permissive MIT License).

History

Advanced Simulation Library is being developed by Avtech Scientific, an Israeli company. Its source code was released to the community on 14 May 2015, whose members packaged it for scientific sections of all major Linux distributions shortly thereafter.[2][3][4][5][6][7] Subsequently, Khronos Group acknowledged the significance of ASL and listed it on its website among OpenCL-based resources.[8]

Application areas

Advantages and disadvantages

Advantages

Disadvantages

Features

ASL provides a range of features to solve number of problems - from complex fluid flows involving chemical reactions, turbulence and heat transfer, to solid mechanics and elasticity.[11]

Uses

References

  1. ^ "ASL - expanding software ecosystem for the DSP/FPGA/GPU market" (PDF).
  2. ^ "ASL - ASL enters Linux distributions at a record-breaking pace". asl.org.il.
  3. ^ "Advanced Simulation Library". openSUSE Build Service.
  4. ^ "Debian -- Details of package libasl0 in sid". packages.debian.org.
  5. ^ "asl « sci-libs - proj/sci.git - Gentoo Science Overlay". cgit.gentoo.org.
  6. ^ "ASL for Fedora". Archived from the original on 8 December 2015. Retrieved 30 November 2015.
  7. ^ "Arch Linux - Package Search". archlinux.org.
  8. ^ "OpenCL - The Open Standard for Parallel Programming of Heterogeneous Systems". The Khronos Group. 21 July 2013.
  9. ^ "ASL: locomotive.cc". asl.org.il.
  10. ^ "Deployment · AvtechScientific/ASL Wiki". GitHub.
  11. ^ Scientific, Avtech (3 September 2015). "Advanced Simulation Library: Expanding software ecosystem for the DSP/FPGA/GPU market" – via hgpu.org. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  12. ^ "Results - Intraoperative Brain Shift | The Active Project". www.active-fp7.eu.
  13. ^ "ASL assists neurosurgeons and robots, computes brain deformation in real time - Technology OrgTechnology Org". 14 September 2015.
  14. ^ "ASL Software Assists Neurosurgeons and Robots". interestingengineering.com. 28 November 2016.