Monday, May 9, 2011

Cellular Automata Forest Fire Model

http://schuelaw.whitman.edu/JavaApplets/ForestFireApplet/

Just thought this forest fire simulation was interesting and wanted to share.

It is just Conway's Game of Life but with modified rules.

Would be interesting to parallelize this. You could split this up into either single rows and columns and let each processor deal with a specific row or column. Or you could split it up into various row * col block and let each processor deal with a specific block.

I might try looking into this later as as side project for something to parallelize.

10 comments:

  1. This is an excellent post! Checking this out!

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  2. Doesn't look that bad in the model according to how it pans out... least in my simulation.

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  3. Woah that's pretty interesting. I like your idea for the simulation.

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  4. wicked simulation.. thanks for sharing

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  5. Interesting idea there man, let us know how the side project pans out.

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  6. good old game of life :) i loved it a lot as i heard first of it

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  7. Very nice concept thanks for shring ;)

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  8. Wow, I love cellular automatons, this one is awesome, thank you!

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