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1 Author(s)
J. Makino ; Univ. of Tokyo, Japan

The goal of the Gravity Pipe (GRAPE) project is to accelerate astrophysical N-body simulations. Because almost all computing time is spent evaluating the gravitational force between particles, we can greatly accelerate many N-body simulations by developing a specialized hardware system for the force calculation.

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Computing in Science & Engineering  (Volume:8 ,  Issue: 1 )