Numerical simulations in theoretical high-energy physics (Lattice QCD) require huge computing resources. Several generations of massively parallel computers optimised for these applications have been developed within the APE (array processor experiment) project. Large prototype systems of the latest generation, apeNEXT, are currently being assembled and tested. This contribution explains how the apeNEXT architecture is optimised for Lattice QCD, provides an overview of the hardware and software of apeNEXT, and describes its new features, like the SPMD programming model and the C compiler.

The apeNEXT project

BELLETTI, Francesco;SCHIFANO, Sebastiano Fabio;TRIPICCIONE, Raffaele;
2006

Abstract

Numerical simulations in theoretical high-energy physics (Lattice QCD) require huge computing resources. Several generations of massively parallel computers optimised for these applications have been developed within the APE (array processor experiment) project. Large prototype systems of the latest generation, apeNEXT, are currently being assembled and tested. This contribution explains how the apeNEXT architecture is optimised for Lattice QCD, provides an overview of the hardware and software of apeNEXT, and describes its new features, like the SPMD programming model and the C compiler.
Belletti, Francesco; Bodin, F; Boucaud, P; Cabibbo, N; Lonardo, A; DE LUCA, S; Lukyanov, M; Micheli, J; Morin, L; Pene, O; Pleiter, D; Rapuano, F; Rossetti, D; Schifano, Sebastiano Fabio; Simma, H; Tripiccione, Raffaele; Vicini, P.
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