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Implementation of lattice gases using FPGAs

  • Paul Shaw
  • Paul Cockshott
  • Peter Barrie
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Abstract

Lattice gas models have been widely studied over the last decade due to their simplicity and scope for parallelism. Standard parallel computers based on the stored-program paradigm can run such models quickly but are expensive. We report here a new approach based on reconfigurable logic circuits. A circuit is constructed to realize the behaviour of the model. The suitability of this method is demonstrated by modelling sound propagation in a lattice gas. For this application it is shown that supercomputer performance can be achieved at a fraction of supercomputer cost.

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Cellular Automaton Space Module Piston Position Adder Circuit Memory Board 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Paul Shaw
    • 1
  • Paul Cockshott
    • 1
  • Peter Barrie
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of StrathclydeGlasgow

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