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Quantum Mechanics on the GPU

Richard Gass
Organization: University of Cincinnati
Department: Department of Physics
Adam Simpson
Organization: Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Wolfram Technology Conference 2011
Conference location

Champaign, Illinois, USA

Mathematica 8 provides tools for running code on your computer's GPU using either CUDA or OpenCL. These tools lower the barriers to GPU computing dramatically. I will show how by writing a small amount of GPU kernel code that you can use to solve interesting quantum mechanics problems on your GPU. Speed-ups of several orders of magnitude can be obtained even on modest graphics cards. Once your GPU function is written, it can used just like any other Mathematica function, making dynamic visualization of your results easy.

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