Saturday, April 26, 2008

The Name

Most of the SoC projects deal with existing projects. However, I'm going to create the new one. And every project needs some name.

So for now I'll pick up the codename hpysics — it's "physics" with two first letters swapped. The first "h" indicates that engine is written in Haskell (this is a convention which lots of Haskell projects use).

Maybe I'll change the name at some point, so if you have some suggestions, please share them!

Friday, April 25, 2008

Learning

There are lots to learn about physical simulations before the coding itself starts. There is a great collection of links on reddit on the topic. Currently I'm attracted with MIT video lectures on Classical Mechanics (to refresh the knowledge got in school) and with these lecture notes which contains quite good list of links to apropriate papers.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Intro

Hi all!

My name is Roman Cheplyaka and my proposal Data parallel physics engine was accepted for Google Summer of Code 2008. My mentors are Manuel M T Chakravarty and Roman Leshchinskiy.

In this blog I'll write about everything interesting I'll learn during this project, and also about my achievements and problems.

Please feel free to annoy me with your suggestions, advices or comments of any kind :)