QYMSYM: A GPU-accelerated hybrid symplectic integrator that permits close encounters

Publication year: 2011
Source: New Astronomy, Volume 16, Issue 7, November 2011, Pages 445-455

Alexander, Moore , Alice C., Quillen

We describe a parallel hybrid symplectic integrator for planetary system integration that runs on a graphics processing unit (GPU). The integrator identifies close approaches between particles and switches from symplectic to Hermite algorithms for particles that require higher resolution integrations. The integrator is approximately as accurate as other hybrid symplectic integrators but is GPU accelerated.