Parallel Simulation of Large Dynamic System on a PC Cluster: Application of Cloth Simulation

F. Zara, F. Faure, and J.-M. Vincent


Cluster of PCs, large dynamic system, physical model, parallel cloth simulation, coupled clusters applications, multidisplay visualization


The authors first propose a strategy to parallelize the simulation of deformable objects based on a particle decomposition. They apply this strategy to cloth simulation and describe the implementation of Sappe (Simulation physique de textiles sur grAPPE de processeurs), a parallel cloth simulation, using the Athapascan parallel programming language. They present experiments with about half a million particles on a cluster of PCs showing good speedups. Then they combine this parallel simulation with the Net Juggler multidisplay visualization system.

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