COMPUTATIONAL SOCIAL SCIENCE

Department of Computational Social Science Seminar Abstract

Friday, 18th September: 3.00pm

Agent Modeling Using GPUs

Matthew Hendry, Department of Computational Social Science

The advances in the computational power of Graphic Processing Units (GPUs) have created supercomputer capabilities at the cost of a cheap PC.  Many fields have successfully adapted their algorithms to the highly parallel GPU architecture with significant increase in computational performance.  This past summer we explored whether agent-based models could add their name to the growing list of problems amenable to GPUs.  I'll discuss our preliminary results coding two different ABMs and compare them to the MASON implementations.