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7 Budget and Timetable

GRAPE-6 project is a five-year project with total budget of around 500 M JYE. The plan is to develop the processor chip by 1998 and small prototype by 1999, and full-scale system by year 2000. We plan to make ``small'' systems (8-16 processor chips; 0.5-1 Tflops) available to many institutes. They will serve as main computing workhorses for large scale simulation of self-gravitating systems.

I'm most grateful to Daiichiro Sugimoto, who has been leading the GRAPE project since its start at 1988. I'd also like to thank to all of those who participated in GRAPE project.

Jun Makino
Tue Jun 23 14:17:17 JST 1998