The Virtual Marathon: Parallel Computing Supports Crowd Simulations


Yilmaz E., Isler V., Cetin Y. Y.

IEEE COMPUTER GRAPHICS AND APPLICATIONS, vol.29, no.4, pp.26-33, 2009 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 29 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Doi Number: 10.1109/mcg.2009.77
  • Journal Name: IEEE COMPUTER GRAPHICS AND APPLICATIONS
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.26-33

Abstract

To be realistic, an urban model must include appropriate numbers of pedestrians, vehicles, and other dynamic entities. Using a parallel-computing architecture, researchers simulated a marathon with more than a million participants. To simulate participant behavior, they used fuzzy logic on a GPU to perform millions of inferences in real time.