ARUZ — Large-scale, massively parallel FPGA-based analyzer of real complex systems

ARUZ, HPC November 1, 2018

Journal: Computer Physics Communications

Publication date: 1 November 2018

DOI: 10.1016/j.cpc.2018.06.010

Access type: Paid Access (Elsevier)




This paper presents general information about ARUZ, a scalable, fully parallel data processing system equipped with low-latency communication channels, designed for simulations of interactions among huge number of relatively simple elements. ARUZ consists of approximately 26 000 FPGAs and it can represent a system composed of several million elements consuming barely tens of kilowatts of power. It can be seen as a powerful machine for a wide range of applications. Currently, it implements the Dynamic Lattice Liquid algorithm, which enables studies of dynamic processes and phenomena in dense macromolecular systems. A performance estimation for liquid water shows that in one day ARUZ can model the diffusion of 1.5 million water molecules ongoing in reality for approximately 0.7 ms.