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About Us

CertaSIM, LLC is the official distributor of the IMPETUS Afea Solver® in North, Central and South America. We provide technical support and training.


CertaSIM, LLC was founded in 2011 by Wayne L. Mindle in Castro Valley, CA, USA. The first commercial release of the IMPETUS Afea Solver® was in 2010 and 1 1/2 years later it was important to establish a company to provide direct support for the customer base in the western hemisphere.

Our technical staff has over 15 years of experience with transient dynamic analysis and support of commercial software. Our goal is to provide the best possible technical support for our customer base and help guide them to effectively use the software to solve their problems. We believe that the IMPETUS Afea Solver® is the most accurate and robust explicit dynamic solver on the market today. It is the only commercially available explicit dynamic finite element code that takes full advantage of the latest GPU Technology. This allows our customers to run the most demanding problems on a standard workstation configured with the latest hardware.

What is GPU Computing?

GPU stands for “graphics processing units” which have thousands of cores designed for efficient parallel processing. This is precisely why GPU Computing was an integral part of the design of the IMPETUS Afea Solver®. With improvements in GPU Technology better performance involves only changing the GPU hardware. Already with the release of the latest hardware, we have seen improved performance of 25-35% on real customer problems. In particular, a job that ran 8.5 hours with the NVIDIA Telsa C2075 (Fermi) card now runs the same job in 5.5 hours using the latest NVIDIA K20 (Kepler) card. The base machine was identical in both cases, only the GPU card was updated.

Contact information – Sales & Support

4717 Sorani Way
Castro Valley, CA 94546-1316