Super freedom simulator PAX
A parallel array computer PAX has been developed for the use in scientific calculations. The machine is an MIMD, nearest neighbor connected processor array with special synchronization hardware. Several typical applications have been tested; among them are Monte Carlo simulations in theoretical physics, and the fluid dynamics solving the Navier-Stokes equations. Very high efficiency has been attained in the parallel processing of these problems, that can be attributable to the well-matched architecture with the inherent parallelism in the nature. The machine can be a prototype for SUPER FREEDOM SIMULATOR, a future VLSI parallel computer with huge number of processors.
Keywordsparallel computer multiprocessor processor array parallel processing parallelism VLSI computer super computer simulator MIMD nearest neighbor connection Monte Carlo simulation Ising model Heisenberg model lattice gauge theory fluid dynamics Navier-Stokes equation
Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.
- .Hoshino T., Kawai T., Shirakawa T., Higashino J., Yamaoka A., Ito H., Sato T., and Sawada K., PACS, A Parallel Microprocessor Array for Scientific Calculations, submitted to Transactions on Computing Systems, ACM (1982).Google Scholar
- .Wilson, K., Phys. Rev. D10, 2445 (1974).Google Scholar
- .Satofuka, N., A New Explicit Method for the Numerical Solution of Parabolic Differential Equations, Proc. 2nd National Symp. on Numerical Methods in Heat Transfer, Univ. of Maryland (Sept. 1981).Google Scholar
- .Wambecq A., Rational Runge-Kutta Method for Solving Systems of Ordinary Differential Equations, Computing 20, 333–342 (1978).Google Scholar