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Accelerating Cellular Automata Evolution on Graphics Processing Units

ŽALOUDEK Luděk, SEKANINA Lukáš and ŠIMEK Václav. Accelerating Cellular Automata Evolution on Graphics Processing Units. International Journal on Advances in Software, vol. 3, no. 1, pp. 294-303. ISSN 1942-2628.
Czech title
Akcelerace evoluce celulárního automatu na grafické kartě
Type
journal article
Language
english
Authors
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Keywords

cellular automata, parallel computing, GPU, CUDA,  genetic alghorithm

Abstract
As design of cellular automata rules using
conventional methods is a difficult task, evolutionary
algorithms are often utilized in this area. However, in that
case, high computational demands need to be met. This
problem may be partially solved by parallelization. Since
parallel supercomputers and server clusters are expensive and
often overburdened, this paper proposes the evolution of
cellular automata rules on small and inexpensive graphic
processing units. The main objective of this paper is to
demonstrate that evolution of cellular automata rules can be
accelerated significantly using graphics processing units.
Several methods of speeding-up the evolution of cellular
automata rules are proposed, evaluated and compared, some
with very good results. Also a comparison is made between
mid-end and high-end graphics accelerator card based on the
results of evolution speedup. The proposed methods are
evaluated using two benchmark problems.
Published
2010
Pages
294-303
Journal
International Journal on Advances in Software, vol. 3, no. 1, ISSN 1942-2628
Publisher
International Academy, Research, and Industry Association
BibTeX
@ARTICLE{FITPUB9315,
   author = "Lud\v{e}k \v{Z}aloudek and Luk\'{a}\v{s} Sekanina and V\'{a}clav \v{S}imek",
   title = "Accelerating Cellular Automata Evolution on Graphics Processing Units",
   pages = "294--303",
   journal = "International Journal on Advances in Software",
   volume = 3,
   number = 1,
   year = 2010,
   ISSN = "1942-2628",
   language = "english",
   url = "https://www.fit.vut.cz/research/publication/9315"
}
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