Bonsai-SPH: A GPU accelerated astrophysical Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics code

Jeroen Bédorf, Simon Portegies Zwart

SciPost Astro. 1, 001 (2020) · published 14 May 2020

Abstract

We present the smoothed-particle hydrodynamics simulation code, Bonsai-SPH, which is a continuation of our previously developed gravity-only hierarchical $N$-body code (called Bonsai). The code is optimized for Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) accelerators which enables researchers to take advantage of these powerful computational resources. Bonsa-SPH produces simulation results comparable with state-of-the-art, CPU based, codes, but using an order of magnitude less computation time. The code is freely available online and the details are described in this work.


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