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In the context of cardiac simulations, the irregular 3D volume of the heart poses a computational challenge. Not only sophisticated 3D mesh generation techniques have to be applied, but the resulting unstructured data structure can seriously hamper the overall computing speed, on both conventional single-core computers and modern parallel computers.
The overall objective is to develop a precise understanding of the role played by disturbances of calcium handling in cardiac arrhythmias. In this master project, computer simulations on cutting-edge hardware (especially on clusters that are made up both both multicore CPUs and general-purpose GPUs) will be chosen as the tool. The candidate will implement high-efficiency simulators that are capable of hybrid CPU-GPU computnig, and also carry out physiologically realistic simulations.