Issue No. 01 - January/February (2006 vol. 8)
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Junichiro Makino , University of Tokyo
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
J. Makino, "The GRAPE Project," in Computing in Science & Engineering, vol. 8, no. , pp. 30-40, 2006.