Nuclear Physics B - Proceedings Supplements

QCDOC: A 10-teraflops scale computer for lattice QCD

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The architecture of a new class of computers, optimized for lattice QCD calculations, is described. An individual node is based on a single integrated circuit containing a PowerPC 32-bit integer processor with a 1 Gflops 64-bit IEEE floating point unit, 4 Mbyte of memory, 8 Gbit/sec nearest-neighbor communications and additional control and diagnostic circuitry. The machine's name, QCDOC, derives from "QCD On a Chip". © 2001 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.