QCDOC: A 10-teraflops scale computer for lattice QCD

Citation
D. Chen et al., QCDOC: A 10-teraflops scale computer for lattice QCD, NUCL PH B-P, 94, 2001, pp. 825-832
Citations number
5
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Physics
Journal title
NUCLEAR PHYSICS B-PROCEEDINGS SUPPLEMENTS
ISSN journal
0920-5632 → ACNP
Volume
94
Year of publication
2001
Pages
825 - 832
Database
ISI
SICI code
0920-5632(200103)94:<825:QA1SCF>2.0.ZU;2-T
Abstract
The architecture of a new class of computers, optimized for lattice QCD cal culations, is described. An individual node is based on a single integrated circuit, containing a PowerPC 32-bit integer processor with a 1 Gflops 64- bit IEEE floating point unit, 4 Mbyte of memory, 8 Gbit/sec nearest-neighbo r communications and additional control and diagnostic circuitry. The machi ne's name, QCDOC, derives from "QCD On a Chip".