PRAND: GPU accelerated parallel random number generation library: using most reliable algorithms and applying parallelism of modern GPUs and CPUs. The library PRAND for pseudorandom number generation for modern CPUs and GPUs is presented. It contains both single-threaded and multi-threaded realizations of a number of modern and most reliable generators recently proposed and studied in Barash (2011), Matsumoto and Tishimura (1998), L’Ecuyer (1999,1999), Barash and Shchur (2006) and the efficient SIMD realizations proposed in Barash and Shchur (2011). One of the useful features for using PRAND in parallel simulations is the ability to initialize up to 10191019 independent streams. Using massive parallelism of modern GPUs and SIMD parallelism of modern CPUs substantially improves performance of the generators.

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  1. Demchik, Vadim: Pseudorandom numbers generation for Monte Carlo simulations on GPUs: OpenCL approach (2014)