Johan Gronqvist, Anton Lokhmotov
OpenCL is a relatively young industry-backed standard API that aims to provide functional portability across systems equipped with computational accelerators such as GPUs: a standard-conforming OpenCL program can be executed on any standard-conforming OpenCL implementation. OpenCL, however, does not address the issue of performance portability: transforming an OpenCL program to achieve higher performance on one […]
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Seung Heon Kang, Seung-Jae Lee, In Kyu Park
In this paper, we parallelize and optimize the popular feature detection algorithms, i.e. SIFT and SURF, on the latest embedded GPU. Using conventional OpenGL shading language and recently developed OpenCL as the GPGPU software platforms, we compare the implementation efficiency and speed performance between each other as well as between GPU and CPU. Experimental result […]
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Miroslav Mintal
Nowadays there exist several frameworks to utilize a computation power of graphics cards and other computational devices such as FPGA, ARM and multi-core processors. The best known are either low-level and need a lot of controlling code or are bounded only to special graphic cards. Furthermore there exist more specialized frameworks, mainly aimed to the […]
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David Abdurachmanov, Kapil Arya, Josh Bendavid, Tommaso Boccali, Gene Cooperman, Andrea Dotti, Peter Elmer, Giulio Eulisse, Francesco Giacomini, Christopher D. Jones, Matteo Manzali, Shahzad Muzaffar
We report on our investigations into the viability of the ARM processor and the Intel Xeon Phi co-processor for scientific computing. We describe our experience porting software to these processors and running benchmarks using real physics applications to explore the potential of these processors for production physics processing.
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David Abdurachmanov, Peter Elmer, Giulio Eulisse, Shahzad Muzaffar
Power efficiency is becoming an ever more important metric for both high performance and high throughput computing. Over the course of next decade it is expected that flops/watt will be a major driver for the evolution of computer architecture. Servers with large numbers of ARM processors, already ubiquitous in mobile computing, are a promising alternative […]
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Mads Holden
In this thesis, the performance and energy efficiency of four different implementations of matrix multiplication, written in OmpSs and OpenCL, is tested and evaluated. The benchmarking is done using an Intel Ivy Bridge Core i7 3770K. The results are evaluated and discussed with regards to different optimization configurations, like vectorization and multi-threading. Energy measurements are […]
Guohui Wang, Blaine Rister, Joseph R. Cavallaro
Feature detection and extraction are essential in computer vision applications such as image matching and object recognition. The Scale-Invariant Feature Transform (SIFT) algorithm is one of the most robust approaches to detect and extract distinctive invariant features from images. However, high computational complexity makes it difficult to apply the SIFT algorithm to mobile applications. Recent […]
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Roman Iakymchuk, Francois Trahay
With the shift in high-performance computing (HPC) towards energy efficient hardware architectures such as accelerators (NVIDIA GPUs) and embedded systems (ARM processors), arose the need to adapt existing performance analysis tools to these new systems. We present EZTrace – a performance analysis framework for parallel applications. EZTrace relies on several core components, in particular on […]
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Arian Maghazeh, Unmesh D. Bordoloi, Petru Eles, Zebo Peng
In this paper we evaluate the promise held by lowpower GPUs for non-graphic workloads that arise in embedded systems. Towards this, we map and implement 5 benchmarks, that find utility in very different application domains, to an embedded GPU. Our results show that apart from accelerated performance, embedded GPUs are promising also because of their […]
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Dominik Goeddeke, Dimitri Komatitsch, Markus Geveler, Dirk Ribbrock, Nikola Rajovic, Nikola Puzovic, Alex Ramirez
Power consumption and energy efficiency are becoming critical aspects in the design and operation of large scale HPC facilities, and it is unanimously recognised that future exascale supercomputers will be strongly constrained by their power requirements. At current electricity costs, operating an HPC system over its lifetime can already be on par with the initial […]
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David Burri
This project addresses the problems of manually placing facial landmarks on a portrait and finding a fast way to warp the annotated image of a face. While there are many approaches to automatically find facial landmarks, most of them provide insufficient results in uncontrolled environments. Thus I introduce a method to manually adjust a non-rigid […]
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Adam Betts, Nathan Chong, Alastair F. Donaldson, Shaz Qadeer, Paul Thomson
We present a technique for verifying race- and divergencefreedom of GPU kernels that are written in mainstream kernel programming languages such as OpenCL and CUDA. Our approach is founded on a novel formal operational semantics for GPU programming termed synchronous, delayed visibility (SDV) semantics. The SDV semantics provides a precise definition of barrier divergence in […]
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