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dc.contributor.authorWOULFE, MUIRIS
dc.contributor.authorMANZKE, MICHAEL
dc.contributor.editorCatherine Noonanen
dc.date.accessioned2010-01-20T11:51:56Z
dc.date.available2010-01-20T11:51:56Z
dc.date.created31-Oct-06en
dc.date.issued2006
dc.date.submitted2006en
dc.identifier.citationMuiris Woulfe and Michael Manzke `Towards a Field-Programmable Physics Processor (FP?)? in proceedings of the 7th Irish Workshop on Computer Graphics (Eurographics Ireland Chapter 2006), Dun Laoghaire, Dublin, Ireland, 31 October 2006, ed. Catherine Noonan, IADT Dun Laoghaire, 2006, pp 44 - 50en
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dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2262/36008
dc.descriptionPUBLISHEDen
dc.description.abstractIn this paper, we outline the design and implementation of an FPGA-based numerical integrator that will ultimately form the basis of our FPGA-based physics engine. Physics engines are considered one of the most important of a multitude of components requesting CPU time in a modern computer game, and so we propose offloading aspects of this physics computation to an FPGA-based physics engine. We aim to ameliorate the speed of the physics computation in concert with the other game components. Currently, our physics processor uses the fourth-order Runge-Kutta numerical integration algorithm to solve the ordinary differential equations used in game physics. Our analyses indicate that the performance of our physics processor should surpass that of the equivalent software executing on a CPU when several objects are simulated.en
dc.description.sponsorshipFunded by the Irish Research Council for Science Engineering and Technology (IRCSET) grant number RS/2005/134.en
dc.format.extent44en
dc.format.extent50en
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dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherIADT Dun Laoghaireen
dc.rightsYen
dc.subjectComputer Graphicsen
dc.subjectHardware Architectureen
dc.titleTowards a Field-Programmable Physics Processor (FP?)en
dc.typeConference Paperen
dc.contributor.sponsorIrish Research Council for Science Engineering and Technologyen
dc.type.supercollectionscholarly_publicationsen
dc.type.supercollectionrefereed_publicationsen
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dc.identifier.peoplefinderurlhttp://people.tcd.ie/manzkem
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dc.identifier.rssurihttps://www.cs.tcd.ie/~woulfem/publications/paper2006/paper.pdfen


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