Lattice QCD with commodity hardware and software

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Large scale QCD Monte Carlo calculations have typically been performed on either commercial supercomputers or specially built massively parallel computers such as Fermilab's ACPMAPS. Commodity computer systems offer impressive floating point performance-to-cost ratios which exceed those of commercial supercomputers. As high performance networking components approach commodity pricing, it becomes reasonable to assemble a massively parallel supercomputer from commodity parts. The authors describe the work and progress to date of a collaboration working on this problem.

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Holmgren, D.J. January 25, 2000.

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Large scale QCD Monte Carlo calculations have typically been performed on either commercial supercomputers or specially built massively parallel computers such as Fermilab's ACPMAPS. Commodity computer systems offer impressive floating point performance-to-cost ratios which exceed those of commercial supercomputers. As high performance networking components approach commodity pricing, it becomes reasonable to assemble a massively parallel supercomputer from commodity parts. The authors describe the work and progress to date of a collaboration working on this problem.

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  • Computing in High Energy and Nuclear Physics, Teatro Antonianum, Padova (IT), 02/07/2000--02/11/2000

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  • Report No.: FERMILAB-Conf--00/020-T
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  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 750376
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Holmgren, D.J. Lattice QCD with commodity hardware and software, article, January 25, 2000; Batavia, Illinois. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc708280/: accessed September 23, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.