The APE Computer and Lattice Gauge Theories

  • E. Marinari
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSB, volume 140)


In this note I will say something about building a computer dedicated to Theoretical Physics. Ref.1 is a technical report about the Ape computer (Array Processor with Emulator), and the interested reader should refer to it for complete technical details. Here I will just try to give some feelings about the strategic decisions the Ape collaboration people did, and about the kind of physics people will be able to do with such a machine. I will mainly be concerned (both because of the nature of the Ape and of the nature of this meeting) with numerical simulations of Lattice Gauge Theories (LGT).


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© Plenum Press, New York 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • E. Marinari
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  1. 1.Dipartimento di FisicaUniversità di Roma 2 (Tor Vergata)RomaItaly

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