[Haskell-cafe] [GSoC] A data parallel physics engine

Don Stewart dons at galois.com
Wed Mar 12 17:26:25 EDT 2008

> Hi
> > I'm looking for interesting project to work on during Google Summer of
> >  Code. So I found [1]"A data parallel physics engine" ticket and got
> >  excited about it. I'd like to know interested mentors and community
> >  opinion about the complexity of such project.
> I don't think there are a great deal of Haskell users who _really_
> need a physics engine right now. However, there seem to be a massive
> number who are working with matrices. I am informed that a lot of
> physics is just matrix stuff underneath (but don't know anything
> myself).
> Perhaps a nice direction to take this project would be to build an NDP
> matrix library first, then use that library to build a physics engine
> on top of it. A physics engine would certainly be very cool, and a
> parallel matrix library would certainly be very much in demand.

I'd chime in here -- actually getting arrays  and parallel arrays with
list-like interfaces, and then onto matrices, will impact a lot of
people's work, in a good way.

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