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The Virtual Marathon: Parallel Computing Supports Crowd Simulations

Yılmaz, Erdal
Isler, Veysi
Cetin, Yasemin Yardimci
To be realistic, an urban model must include appropriate numbers of pedestrians, vehicles, and other dynamic entities. Using a parallel-computing architecture, researchers simulated a marathon with more than a million participants. To simulate participant behavior, they used fuzzy logic on a GPU to perform millions of inferences in real time.