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BMS simulates over 10 million particles using Rocky DEM

Bristol-Myers Squibb, pharmaceutical company, used Rocky Multi-GPU capabilities to replicate over 10 million particles within a single simulation

The Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMS) pharmaceutical company uses Rocky 4 to simulate lab equipment tests, such as high-shear wet granulation and tablet coating studies, using Discrete Element Modeling (DEM) and discovers that the multi-GPU capabilities and non-spherical, polygonal particle shapes exclusive to Rocky enable them to exactly match their experimental values.

BMS uses Rocky DEM to:

  • Replicate the over 10 million particles used in their scale-up experiments within a single simulation
  • Achieve the same tablet shape representation and particle size distributions as used in the lab
  • Make direct comparisons with experimental data without needing to export data to third-party software

Discover how Rocky DEM helped BMS to:

  • Process 10 million particles on three GPUs 86 times faster than with an 8-core CPU alone
  • Generate DEM simulations that achieved an exact match with experimental results
  • Take steps towards reducing experimentation costs by using modeling to help design better experiments

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