Monday, 4 November 2013
Previews of MIKE by DHI Release 2014

Approximately once a year, we release a new version of our MIKE by DHI software - and this year is no exception. We would like to reveal herewith a preview of some of the new and exciting features to be released later this year. We hope these new features will improve your experience with our software products, regarding usability, productivity as well as enhanced applications.

Introducing MIKE 21 GPU

If you are using MIKE 21 FM HD or Flexible Mesh solver with MIKE FLOOD, you are getting a pleasant surprise with Release 2014! With the new release, your update package will automatically include a brand new version of the MIKE 21 FM HD module. The new version, MIKE 21 GPU (Graphical Processor Units), is “GPU-card enabled”. This means that it is able to use the graphics card on your PC to speed up simulations significantly.

Speed up you models
Depending on the model setup and the type of GPU, the speed-up can be a factor 100 or more compared to running the same simulation on a single processor CPU.

For some model setups and GPUs, this also means that MIKE 21 FM is now faster than MIKE 21 “Classic” - the single grid version of MIKE 21 HD - when using exactly the same rectangular mesh.

The technology behind MIKE 21 GPU: How does it work?
The computational engine of MIKE 21 FM HD has been reprogrammed to make use of the latest graphical processor units - hardware that is otherwise typically used for speeding up computer games.

How will I get MIKE 21 GPU?
MIKE 21 GPU will become available, at no extra cost, to all owners of corporate licences of MIKE 21 or MIKE FLOOD with valid SMA. This means that there will be no licence fee and no increase in SMA costs. If you do not have a valid SMA or if you own a personal licence, you will be able to purchase it as an upgrade to your existing software.

Where can I read more about MIKE 21 GPU?
We have produced a detailed performance report, including comparisons of the performance of MIKE 21 GPU with the non-GPU enabled MIKE 21 FM HD. Click here to read the report.

For more information about MIKE 21 GPU, check out future issues of this new newsletter or contact our software support team.

Introducing exciting new possibilities in MIKE Animator Plus

Version 2012 of MIKE by DHI included a completely re-engineered version of MIKE Animator, designed to be a very flexible tool for producing high quality video animations of modelling results. The most prominent new features in version 2012 were the support of MIKE 3 files (including the ability to slice and take out transects and iso-surfaces) and also improved picture draping functionality.

We have continued the development of MIKE Animator Plus and version 2014 will contain three new and interesting possibilities:

Visualisation of solids: Enhancing realism and recognition of locations
The inclusion of solids can improve the animations significantly through enhancing realism and recognition of locations, for example by including fixed elements like buildings or dams or moving elements like ships. Version 2014 will support the placement of solids inside the model domain. These elements have to be created in 3DS format and then loaded into MIKE Animator Plus. Moreover, they can move inside the animation, which means that a ship can be sailing as part of the animation.

Visualisation of particles: Enhancing result communication
Output files with particle trajectories from the Particle Tracking (PT) modules (MIKE 21 PT and MIKE 3 PT) and from the Agent Based Modelling (ABM) modules (ABM for MIKE 21 and MIKE 3) will now be supported in MIKE Animator Plus. This will enhance the possibilities for result communication from these modules significantly. Click here to view an example.

Support of MIKE SHE files: High quality animations of MIKE SHE results
Also, output from MIKE SHE will now be supported in MIKE Animator Plus in order to allow for high quality animations of MIKE SHE results. This will include animation of overland flow as well as 3D groundwater flow.

New water quality option in MIKE HYDRO Basin

MIKE HYDRO Basin is our new generation of integrated river basin analysis software for water recourses planning and management.

MIKE HYDRO Basin was initially introduced with the current release 2012 containing a large number of features relevant for integrated river basin management applications. Developments continue for MIKE HYDRO Basin and one of the new exiting features being introduced in release 2014 is the option of applying water quality simulations within your river basin management applications.

Water quality options in the basin management software package have traditionally been limited to a few hard-coded water quality formulations. However, the new release will include a major upgrade in that respect, as water quality modelling in MIKE HYDRO Basin will be using the open and very flexible ECO Lab modelling framework. This will allow you to alter existing water quality templates or create your own model templates from scratch. Therefore, the ECO Lab option will greatly enhance the options for applying tailored water quality modelling for your particular water resources management or planning project.

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DHI is an independent, international consulting and research organisation with the global objective of advancing technological development and competence with respect to water, in all of its environments.

Worldwide, we offer a wide range of consulting services and leading edge technologies, software tools, environmental laboratories, and physical model test facilities, as well as field surveys and monitoring programmes. Designated as a not-for-profit organisation, DHI is able to invest a considerable portion of its resources in research and development. Today we co-operate with many Universities, and research organisations, and are recognised globally for our innovation and expertise.

In the UK, DHI offers niche or specialist consultancy services in the water and environment market to government agencies, commercial entities and selected research organisations. We fulfil a research based specialist advisor role; a ‘Consultant to the Consultants’. We also supply and support the renowned MIKE by DHI suite of integrated water modelling tools.

MIKE by DHI software is the result of years of experience and dedicated development and has, in many regions, become the standard modelling tool. It transforms our science into practice and gives you the competitive edge and, through the DHI Academy, you can rest assured that there is a local team of highly skilled experts committed to train and support you every step of the way.

MIKE by DHI truly models the world of water - from mountain streams to the ocean and from drinking water to treatment plant and beyond.

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