NBody code for cuda
Authors: Áron Süli and László Dobos
Department of Astronomy and Complex Physics, Eötvös University, Budapest, Hungary
gSOLARIS is a successor of SOLARIS implemented to utilize cutting edge technology based on the graphical processing unit (GPU). Over the past decades, the $N^2$ nature of the direct force calculation has proved a barrier for extending the particle number. After an era of GRAPE computers which speeded up the force calculation further, we are now in the age of GPUs where relatively small hardware systems are highly cost effective. All operations are performed in parallel like the different force computations as well as the integration step. It is a general purpose software package designed to integrate planet and planetesimal dynamics in the early/late stage of planet formation. gSOLARIS is capable to (i) to follow the orbital evolution of the solar system's major planets and minor bodies, (ii) to study the dynamics of exoplanetary systems, and (iii) to study the early and later phases of planetary formation. Apart from the Newtonian gravitational forces, aerodynamic drag force, and type I and II migration forces are also implemented. The code also includes a nebula model. To further accelerate the computation, gSOLARIS defines particles with different interaction properties. Several two–body events are monitored, such as collision, ejection etc. gSOLARIS is written in C++/CUDA C and and runs on all Nvidia GPUs with compute capability of at least 2.0. gSOLARIS is designed to be versatile and easy to use software package for the scientific community.
This work was supported by the Hungarian Fund for Scientific Research, Grant no. OTKA-103244