A new open-source CFD solver is being developed based on the vorticity transport equations for simulation of unsteady incompressible flow in complex geometries. This is a hybrid approach, which uses a compact high-order finite-difference method to predict the flow in the near-boundary region and a Lagrangian Vortex Particle Method (LVPM) for the off-boundary vorticity-containing region. This paper focuses on the latter, presenting the particular LVPM implemented in the package and demonstrating selected benchmarks from simulations of flow in 2D lid-driven cavity, flow around a rotating cylinder (both at Re = 1,000), and impulsively started flow over a sphere at Re = 25, 40, 60, 80, 100. In addition, novel ideas on the development of an efficient and lightweight Graphical User Interface (GUI), as well as new approaches to cross-platform hardware acceleration for Teraflop/s computing on a desktop — achieving over two orders of magnitude speedup vs. an optimized serial code — are discussed.

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