• [January 15, 2019]

First results on GPU computations with CUDA seem promising. The prototypical alien physics engine on CUDA exhibits a high performance boost of about 10 times in comparison to a related CPU simulation. The measurements have been made on a system with core i7-6700 and GeForce GTX 960. Watch the YouTube video for comparing both simulations.

  • [September 30, 2018]

The new feature branch feature/CUDA has been created in order to develop support for GPU computing.

  • [September 16, 2018]

A new screencast showing the blending of different colored materials is online on YouTube.

  • [August 9, 2018]

An installer of alien for Microsoft Windows 10 is now available.

  • [August 9, 2018]

After many years of development version 1.0 of alien including a comprehensive documentation has been released. The source code is available on the master branch of the alien-GitLab repository.

Predecessor project

The alien project was strongly inspired by a predecessor project named alien0. The conducted research studies and experiences have led to many new ideas that where incorporated in the present simulation software. In particular the need for a more realistic physics framework and extended programming capabilities of the artificial structures.

More information about alien0 can be found at