Simulation of P Systems with active membranes on CUDA

TitleSimulation of P Systems with active membranes on CUDA
Publication TypeConference Contributions
Year of Publication2009
AuthorsCecilia, J. M., Guerrero G. D., García J. M., Martínez-del-Amor M. A., Pérez-Hurtado I., & Pérez-Jiménez M. J.
Conference Name2009 International Workshop on High Performance Computational Systems Biology
ISBN Number978-0-7695-3809-9
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Place PublishedTrento, Italy
Date PublishedOctober 2009

P systems or membrane systems provide a high
level computational modeling framework that combines the
structural and dynamic aspects of biological systems in a
relevant and understandable way. P systems are massively
parallel distributed, and non-deterministic systems. In this
paper, we describe the implementation of a simulator for the
class of recognizer P systems with active membranes by using
the GPU (Graphics Processing Unit). We compare the high-
performance parallel simulator for the GPU to the simulator
developed on a single CPU (Central Processing Unit), and we
show that the GPU is better suited than the CPU to simulate
P systems due to its highly parallel nature.


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