SWIFT: Fast Algorithms for Multi-Resolution SPH on Multi-Core Architectures

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Provided by: University of Anbar
Topic: Storage
Format: PDF
Since the past few years, due to the physical limitations on the speed of individual processor cores, instead of getting faster, computers are getting more parallel. This paper describes a novel approach to neighbor finding in Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics (SPH) simulations with large dynamic range in smoothing length. This approach is based on hierarchical cell decompositions, sorted interactions, and a task-based formulation. It is shown to be faster than traditional tree-based codes, and to scale better than domain decomposition-based approaches on shared-memory parallel architectures such as multi-cores.
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