Issue No.01 - January/February (2006 vol.8)
Junichiro Makino , University of Tokyo
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/MCSE.2006.15
The goal of the Gravity Pipe (GRAPE) project is to accelerate astrophysical N-body simulations. Because almost all computing time is spent evaluating the gravitational force between particles, we can greatly accelerate many N-body simulations by developing a specialized hardware system for the force calculation.
special-purpose computing, signal processing, physical sciences and engineering, astronomy
Junichiro Makino, "The GRAPE Project", Computing in Science & Engineering, vol.8, no. 1, pp. 30-40, January/February 2006, doi:10.1109/MCSE.2006.15