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Super freedom simulator PAX

  • Tsutomu Hoshino
  • Tomonori Shirakawa
  • Yoshio Oyanagi
  • Kiyo Takenouchi
  • Toshio Kawai
Chapter 2 Systems And Machine Architecture
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 163)

Abstract

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.

Keywords

parallel 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 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tsutomu Hoshino
    • 1
  • Tomonori Shirakawa
    • 1
  • Yoshio Oyanagi
    • 2
  • Kiyo Takenouchi
    • 1
  • Toshio Kawai
    • 3
  1. 1.Institute of Engineering MechanicsUniversity of TsukubaIbaraki-kenJapan
  2. 2.Institute of Information SciencesUniversity of TsukubaIbaraki-kenJapan
  3. 3.Department of PhysicsKeio UniversityYokohama-shiJapan

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