Janus II: A new generation application-driven computer for spin-system simulations
Financiación FP7 / Fp7 Funds
Resumen: This paper describes the architecture, the development and the implementation of Janus II, a new generation application-driven number cruncher optimized for Monte Carlo simulations of spin systems (mainly spin glasses). This domain of computational physics is a recognized grand challenge of high-performance computing: the resources necessary to study in detail theoretical models that can make contact with experimental data are by far beyond those available using commodity computer systems. On the other hand, several specific features of the associated algorithms suggest that unconventional computer architectures, which can be implemented with available electronics technologies, may lead to order of magnitude increases in performance, reducing to acceptable values on human scales the time needed to carry out simulation campaigns that would take centuries on commercially available machines. Janus II is one such machine, recently developed and commissioned, that builds upon and improves on the successful JANUS machine, which has been used for physics since 2008 and is still in operation today. This paper describes in detail the motivations behind the project, the computational requirements, the architecture and the implementation of this new machine and compares its expected performances with those of currently available commercial systems.
Idioma: Inglés
Año: 2014
Publicado en: COMPUTER PHYSICS COMMUNICATIONS 185, 2 (2014), 550-559
ISSN: 0010-4655

Factor impacto JCR: 3.112 (2014)
Categ. JCR: PHYSICS, MATHEMATICAL rank: 1 / 54 = 0.019 (2014) - Q1 - T1
Categ. JCR: COMPUTER SCIENCE, INTERDISCIPLINARY APPLICATIONS rank: 11 / 102 = 0.108 (2014) - Q1 - T1

Financiación: info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/EC/FP7/247328/EU/Critical Phenomena in Random Systems/CRIPHERASY
Tipo y forma: Article (PrePrint)
Área (Departamento): Área Tecnología Electrónica (Dpto. Ingeniería Electrón.Com.)
Área (Departamento): Área Ingeniería Química (Dpto. Ing.Quím.Tecnol.Med.Amb.)
Área (Departamento): Proy. investigación JBA (Dpto. Ingeniería Electrón.Com.)
Área (Departamento): Área Física Teórica (Dpto. Física Teórica)


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