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Paper: Hyper-Spectral Synthesis of Active OB Stars Using GLaDoS
Volume: 506, Bright Emissaries: Be Stars as Messengers of Star-Disk Physics
Page: 63
Authors: Hill, N. R.; Townsend, R. H. D.
Abstract: In recent years there has been considerable interest in using graphics processing units (GPUs) to perform scientific computations that have traditionally been handled by central processing units (CPUs). However, there is one area where the scientific potential of GPUs has been overlooked – computer graphics, the task they were originally designed for. Here we introduce GLaDoS, a hyper-spectral code which leverages the graphics capabilities of GPUs to synthesize spatially and spectrally resolved images of complex stellar systems. We demonstrate how GLaDoS can be applied to calculate observables for various classes of stars including systems with inhomogenous surface temperatures and contact binaries.
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