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As an entry for the 2002 Gordon Bell performance prize, we report the performance achieved on the GRAPE-6 system for a simulation of the early evolution of the protoplanet-planetesimal system of the Uranus-Neptune region. GRAPE-6 is a special-purpose computer for astrophysical N-body calculations. The present configuration has 2048 custom pipeline chips,(More)
We investigate the formation of spatial structure in dense, self-gravitating particle systems such as Saturn's Bring through local N-body simulations to clarify the intrinsic physics based on individual particle motion. In such a system, Salo (1995) showed that the formation of spatial structure such as wake-like structure and particle grouping (clump)(More)
—In this paper, we describe the design and performance of GRAPE-8 accelerator processor for gravitational N-body simulations. It is designed to evaluate gravitational interaction with cutoff between particles. The cutoff function is useful for schemes like TreePM or Particle-Particle Particle-Tree, in which gravitational force is divided to short-range and(More)
We investigated the evolution of interacting disk galaxies using high-resolution N-body/SPH simulations , taking into account the multiphase nature of the interstellar medium (ISM). In our high-resolution simulations, a large-scale starburst occurred naturally at the collision interface between two gas disks at the first encounter, resulting in the(More)
In this paper, we describe the design and performance of GRAPE-8 accelerator processor for gravitational <i>N</i>-body simulations. It is designed to evaluate gravitational interaction with cutoff between particles. The cutoff function is useful for schemes like TreePM or Particle-Particle Particle-Tree, in which gravitational force is divided to(More)
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