A GPU Mandelbrot Set

Version 1.8 (250 KB) by Ben Tordoff
Explore the Mandelbrot Set using MATLAB and a GPU.
Updated 5 Jan 2021

This application allows you to explore the wonders of the Mandelbrot Set in MATLAB with the help of a capable GPU. It is primarily intended as a demonstration of the different ways in which a MATLAB algorithm can be converted to run on the GPU, however it also has some fun features:
* Use the normal MATLAB zoom and pan to browse the Mandelbrot Set
* Sit back and watch the app pan and zoom between pre-stored locations in the set
* Add your own locations to the animation list
Three different ways of speeding up the algorithm using GPU hardware are provided along with a normal CPU-only version. Have a look at the code for these to get a feeling for how MATLAB's GPU support works.

See also the related "GPU Julia Set Explorer": http://www.mathworks.com/matlabcentral/fileexchange/33201

NB: Requires MATLAB R2012a or above with Parallel Computing Toolbox and a GPU with CUDA Compute Capability 1.3 or above.

Cite As

Ben Tordoff (2024). A GPU Mandelbrot Set (https://github.com/BJTor/GPU-Mandelbrot-Set/releases/tag/v1.8), GitHub. Retrieved .

MATLAB Release Compatibility
Created with R2020b
Compatible with R2016b and later releases
Platform Compatibility
Windows macOS Linux

Inspired: GPU Fractal Explorer

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Version Published Release Notes

See release notes for this release on GitHub: https://github.com/BJTor/GPU-Mandelbrot-Set/releases/tag/v1.8

Make robust to zero or non-integer axes sizes. Add app icon.

Updated license

Fix compatibility with R2014b

* Updated to use new "gpuArray" names for build functions.
* MATLAB App included for ease of installation/removal.

* Add animation button to toolbar
* Fix display freeze when toggling control panel on/off

* Fix warnings when animating with an odd window size
* Guard against the window closing to prevent an error when exiting

Add Julia Set link to description.

Fix incorrect required MATLAB version (requires R2011a, not R2010b)

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To view or report issues in this GitHub add-on, visit the GitHub Repository.