In this paper I will outline some of the aspects and problems of modern celestial mechanics and stellar dynamics, in the context of the quickly growing computing facilities. I will point the attention on the great advantages in using, for astrophysical simulations, the modern, fast and cheap Graphic Processing Units (GPUs) acting as true supercomputers. […]
November 13, 2010 by hgpu
We describe a parallel hybrid symplectic integrator for planetary system integration that runs on a graphics processing unit (GPU). The integrator identifies close approaches between particles and switches from symplectic to Hermite algorithms for particles that require higher resolution integrations. The integrator is approximately as accurate as other hybrid symplectic integrators but is GPU accelerated.
November 10, 2010 by hgpu