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Scientific Simulations with Special-purpose Computers: The Grape System (Hardback)

Junichiro Makino, Makoto Taiji

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ISBN 10: 047196946X / ISBN 13: 9780471969464
Edité par John Wiley and Sons Ltd, United Kingdom, 1998
Neuf(s) Etat : New Hardback
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Language: English . Brand New Book. Scientific Simulations with Special-Purpose Computers. The GRAPE Systems J. Makino University of Tokyo, Japan and M. Taiji Institute for Statistical Mathematics, Tokyo, Japan Physics is full of complex many-body problems, i.e. problems where there are a large number of bodies interacting. This is particularly true in astrophysics, where stars or galaxies can be thought of as individual particles, but also in plasma physics, hydrodynamics and molecular dynamics. Special purpose computers have been developed to handle these highly complex problems. Scientific Simulations with Special-Purpose Computers gives an overview of these systems, and then focuses on an extremely high profile and successful project-the GRAPE computer at the University of Tokyo-and discusses its development, performance and applications across a range of problems. The future development and applications of special purpose computers are also discussed. Written by two of the leading developers of the GRAPE system, this unique volume will be of great interest to readers across a wide range of fields, including, astrophysicists, astronomers, plasma physicists, researchers in molecular dynamics and computer scientists. N° de réf. du libraire AAH9780471969464

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Titre : Scientific Simulations with Special-purpose ...

Éditeur : John Wiley and Sons Ltd, United Kingdom

Date d'édition : 1998

Reliure : Hardback

Etat du livre :New

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Scientific Simulations with Special?Purpose Computers. The GRAPE Systems J. Makino University of Tokyo, Japan and M. Taiji Institute for Statistical Mathematics, Tokyo, Japan Physics is full of complex many?body problems, i.e. problems where there are a large number of bodies interacting. This is particularly true in astrophysics, where stars or galaxies can be thought of as individual particles, but also in plasma physics, hydrodynamics and molecular dynamics. Special purpose computers have been developed to handle these highly complex problems. Scientific Simulations with Special?Purpose Computers gives an overview of these systems, and then focuses on an extremely high profile and successful project?the GRAPE computer at the University of Tokyo?and discusses its development, performance and applications across a range of problems. The future development and applications of special purpose computers are also discussed. Written by two of the leading developers of the GRAPE system, this unique volume will be of great interest to readers across a wide range of fields, including, astrophysicists, astronomers, plasma physicists, researchers in molecular dynamics and computer scientists.

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"It is an excellent summary text of the GRAPE systems and what they have achieved but not such a good introduction to scientific simulations with special?purpose computers in a wider context." (The Observatory Magazine, Vol. 119, No. 1149, April 1999)

"...excellent summary text of the GRAPE systems and what they have achieved..." (The Observatory Magazine, Vol. 119, No. 1149, April 1999)

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