Towards a petascale tree code: Scaling and efficiency of the PEPC library

The highly scalable parallel tree code PEPC for rapid computation of long-range (1/r) Coulomb forces is presented. It can be used as a library for applications involving electrostatics or Newtonian gravity in 3D. The code is based on the hashed oct-tree algorithm, in which particle coordinates are projected onto a space-filling curve prior to sorting and… CONTINUE READING