The Teraflop parallel computer APEmille

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1225)


APEmille is a SIMD parallel processor under development at the Italian National Institute for Nuclear Physics (INFN). It is the third machine of the APE family, following Ape and Ape100. APEmille is well suited for Lattice QCD applications, climate modelling, neural networks, computational chemistry, numerical wind tunnels, seismic and combustion simulation. APEmille is a tridimensional array of custom processors each with peak performance of 528Mflop and 8-32 Mbytes of locally addressable RAM. The 2048-processor machine reaches the performance of 1.081Tflops. APEmille is interfaced to the external world through a PCI interface. A powerful programming language named TAO is provided. A C++ compiler is foreseen.


Custom Processor Data Memory Program Memory Program Flow Inter Node Communication 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.INFN - Instituto Nazionale di Fisica NucleareRomaItaly
  2. 2.ENEA - Ente per le Nuove tecnologieRomaItaly
  3. 3.INFN - Instituto Nazionale di Fisica NuclearePisaItaly

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