In this paper, we present the simulation tools which have been
developed at ESO to simulate adaptive optics for extremely large
telescopes, and in particular OWL. These tools are based on dedicated
hardware (a cluster of PCs) and dedicated software, written in C, and
which is parallelized.
We present here some details on the hardware itself, and also how the
simulation software has been parallelized.© (2004) COPYRIGHT SPIE--The International Society for Optical Engineering. Downloading of the abstract is permitted for personal use only.