This month in Dimforge #1 (October 2020)

Welcome to the first edition of This month in dimforge! This is the first edition of this newsletter that replaces the This month in rustsim with published before Dimforge was created. This will provide you with a summary of important update that occurred within the dimforge community. This includes in particular updates about the rapier (physics engine), salva (fluid simulation), ncollide (for collision-detection), nalgebra (for linear algebra), and simba (for abstract algebra) crates. This first edition will contain updates for the month of September 2020.

Announcing the Rapier physics engine

In our announcement last week, we briefly mentioned this new physics engine we have been working on during the past 5 months. Today we are officially releasing it for the first time: the project Rapier; a set of two 100% rust libraries rapier2d and rapier3d for 2D and 3D physics simulations for games, animation, and robotics.

Rustsim becomes Dimforge

Three years ago, I created Rustsim in order to group all the Rust projects I have been working on and maintaining since 2013. Creating this organization on GitHub was one step further towards securing the future existence and maintenance of these Rust crates, some of them being quite popular today like nalgebra or nphysics. Today, I am going one step further and create my company named Dimforge.

This month in rustsim #11 (April - May 2020)

Welcome to the tenth edition of This month in rustsim! This newsletter will provide you with a summary of important update that occurred within the rustsim community. This includes in particular updates about the nphysics (physics engine), salva (fluid simulation), ncollide (for collision-detection), nalgebra (for linear algebra), and simba (for abstract algebra) crates. This eleventh edition will contain updates for the months of April and May 2020.

This month in rustsim #10 (March 2020)

Welcome to the tenth edition of This month in rustsim! This newsletter will provide you with a summary of important update that occurred within the rustsim community. This includes in particular updates about the nphysics (physics engine), salva (fluid simulation), ncollide (for collision-detection), nalgebra (for linear algebra), simba, and alga (for abstract algebra) crates. This tenth edition will contain updates for the month of March 2020.

SIMD Array-of-Structures-of-Arrays in nalgebra and comparison with ultraviolet

Hello everyone!

In this post I'd like to introduce the next major change that will be released in nalgebra at the end of this month (March 2020). This change is about adding the support for SIMD AoSoA to nalgebra. I'll explain what I mean by SIMD AoSoA (Array-of-Structures-of-Arrays with explicit SIMD) and how it relates to SoA (Structure-of-Arrays) and AoS (Array-of-Structures). To give you an idea, SIMD AoSoA is actually what the recent ultraviolet crate has been using to achieve its amazing performance.

This month in rustsim #9 (November 2019 to February 2020)

Welcome to the ninth edition of This month in rustsim! This newsletter will provide you with a summary of important update that occurred within the rustsim community. This includes in particular updates about the nphysics (physics engine), salva (fluid simulation), ncollide (for collision-detection), nalgebra (for linear algebra), and alga (for abstract algebra) crates. This ninth edition will actually contain updates for the past four months.

This month in rustsim #8 (August − September - October 2019)

Welcome to the eighth edition of This month in rustsim! This monthly newsletter will provide you with a summary of important update that occurred within the rustsim community. This includes in particular updates about the nphysics (physics engine), salva (fluid simulation), ncollide (for collision-detection), nalgebra (for linear algebra), and alga (for abstract algebra) crates. This eighth edition will actually contain updates for the past three months (I got sick between the second and third month so I did not get the time to write a new post then. Sorry!)

This month in rustsim #7 (June − July 2019)

Welcome to the seventh edition of This month in rustsim! This monthly newsletter will provide you with a summary of important update that occurred within the rustsim community. This includes in particular updates about the nphysics (physics engine), ncollide (for collision-detection), nalgebra (for linear algebra), and alga (for abstract algebra) crates. This seventh edition will actually contain updates for the past two months.

This month in rustsim #6 (April − May 2019)

Welcome to the sixth edition of This month in rustsim! This monthly newsletter will provide you with a summary of important update that occurred within the rustsim community. This includes in particular updates about the nphysics (physics engine), ncollide (for collision-detection), nalgebra (for linear algebra), and alga (for abstract algebra) crates. This sixth edition will actually contain updates for the past two months.