|Quelle:||SCC-News, Heft 02/2011, Steinbuch Centre for Computing (SCC), Juli 2011|
Accurate simulation of physical systems requires detailed models describing the system’s behavior. Detailed system models, however, translate to prolonged simulation runtime. The simulation of wireless communication networks in particular involves computationally intensive signal processing tasks. Modern graphics cards allow for massively-parallel general-purpose computations and can be used to accelerate time-demanding signal processing tasks. Yet, current simulator architectures need to be adapted for efficient integration of graphics card-based processing. In this article, simulator architectures allowing for substantial reduction of simulation runtime are presented.