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Trinity College Dublin

Gravitational N-Body Simulations on GPUs

Research Field: 
Mathematics
Resource Type: 
Compute
Resource Class: 
B
Lead PI: 
Dr. Mike Peardon
Abstract: 
The aim of the project is to investigate methods for the numerical solution of the classical N-body problem on graphics processing units. In particular celestial mechanics and molecular dynamics simulations will be performed. One goal of the research is to implement a tree code in CUDA for the solution of long range potential problems (gravity). The implementation of a number of sophisticated integrators for the equations of motion in CUDA will also be attempted. Among these are the Force Gradient class of integrators and the Variational integrators.
Start Date: 
08/2010
Duration: 
6.00months

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