CAM-8 Software Development

We plan to give emphasis to those aspects of the software that are most relevant to large CAM-8 machines, such as the one under development by the Air Force. This will include data analysis and CA visualization utilities for large systems, and the development of C-based modeling libraries. We also plan to upgrade, document, distribute, and support existing CAM-8 simulators and software, placing the results in the public domain and distributing them on the Internet.

Some of the projects that we plan to pursue include

In addition to systems-level software, many basic theoretical and methodological issues need to be addressed. These range from studying ways to organize and combine known modeling techniques, to the search for very general methods for going from macroscopic physical behavior to simple CA rules. These are areas that we have contributed to in the past, and we plan to continue this research.