Developed by the APE group, APENet is a new high speed, low latency, 3-dimensional interconnect architecture optimized for PC clusters running LQCD-like numerical applications. The hardware implementation is based on a single PCI-X 133MHz network interface card hosting six independent bi-directional channels with a peak bandwidth of 676 MB/s each direction.
The software from the APENet project is available under the free software/open source GNU General Public License (commonly known as the "GPL"). Each release of the APENet package will be available for free download via web or contacting us . Anyone interested in the APENet package is encouraged to download the latest version.
The Array Processor Experiment (APE) is the collective name for a number of successful experiments aimed at the design, building and running massively parallel, custom super-computers optimized for computational physics. The APE research group has traditionally focused on the design and development of custom silicon, electronics and software optimized for Lattice Quantum Chromo Dynamics (LQCD) .