An Overview of P System Simulation on GPUs

TitleAn Overview of P System Simulation on GPUs
Publication TypeConference Contributions
Year of Publication2010
AuthorsMartínez-del-Amor, M. A., Cecilia J. M., Guerrero G. D., & Pérez-Hurtado I.
Conference NameI Jornadas Jóvenes Investigadores
ISBN Number978-84-693-1707-5
Place PublishedCáceres, Spain
Date Published17 April 2010

P systems are inherently non-deterministic and parallel theoretical computing devices defined inside the research field of Membrane Computing. Many P system simulators have been presented in this area, but they are inefficient since they can not handle the parallelism of these devices. Nowadays,
we are witnessing the consolidation of the GPUs as a parallel framework to compute general purpose applications. In [1], GPUs are presented as an alternative parallel architecture to improve the performance in the simulation of P systems. In this paper, we present the state of the art in the simulation of P systems with active membranes, showing the simulator developed so far, and providing some aspects to consider in order to improve the performance.