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Paper: GPU-Accelerated Monte Carlo Simulations of Dense Stellar Systems
Volume: 453, Advances in Computational Astrophysics: Methods, Tools, and Outcome
Page: 329
Authors: Pattabiraman, B.; Umbreit, S.; Liao, W.; Rasio, F.; Kalogera, V.; Choudhary, A.
Abstract: Computing the interactions between the stars within dense stellar clusters is a problem of fundamental importance in theoretical astrophysics. However, simulating realistic sized clusters of about 106 stars is computationally intensive and often takes a long time to complete. This paper presents the acceleration of a Monte Carlo algorithm for simulating stellar cluster evolution using programmable Graphics Processing Units (GPUs). This acceleration allows to explore physical regimes which were out of reach of current simulations.
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