Hardware acceleration of n-body simulations for galactic dynamics
AuthorCook, Todd A.
Louca, Loucas S.
PublisherAffiliation: Rutgers Univ., Piscataway, NJ, USA, United States
Correspondence Address: Cook, Todd A.
Rutgers Univ., Piscataway, NJ, USAUnited States
SourceProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
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N-body methods are used to simulate the evolution and interaction of galaxies. These simulations are usually run on large-scale supercomputers or on very expensive full-custom hardare. This paper presents an alternative hardware method for acceleration of N-body simulations. The method yields a significant fraction of the performance of custom hardware and provides a great deal more flexibility. A protoype implementation is presented.