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Mark Joselli, Cristina Nader Vasconcelos, Esteban Clua
Multi-thread architectures are the current trends for both PCs (multi-core CPUs and GPUs) and game consoles such as the Microsoft Xbox 360 and Sony Playstation 3. GPUs (Graphics Processing Units) have evolved into extremely powerful and flexible processors, allowing its use for processing different data. This advantage can be used in game development to optimize […]
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Slo-Li Chu, Chih-Chieh Hsiao
Heterogeneous multicore architectures with CPU and add-on GPUs or streaming processors are now widely used in computer systems. These GPUs provide substantially more computation capability and memory bandwidth compared to traditional multi-cores. Also, because they are highly programmable, they provide the computational performance needed for realistic graphics rendering. Applications with general computations can also be […]
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Joppe Willem Bos
Nowadays, the most popular public-key cryptosystems are based on either the integer factorization or the discrete logarithm problem. The feasibility of solving these mathematical problems in practice are studied and techniques are presented to speed-up the underlying arithmetic on parallel architectures. The fastest known approach to solve the discrete logarithm problem in groups of elliptic […]
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Espen Angell Kristiansen
Real time multimedia workloads require progressingly more processing power. Modern many-core architectures provide enough processing power to satisfy the requirements of many real time multimedia workloads. When even they are unable to satisfy processing power requirements, network-distribution can provide many workloads with even more computing power. In this thesis, we present solutions that can be […]
M. Mustafa Rafique, Ali R. Butta, Dimitrios S. Nikolopoulos
Multicore computational accelerators such as GPUs are now commodity components for high-performance computing at scale. While such accelerators have been studied in some detail as stand-alone computational engines, their integration in large-scale distributed systems raises new challenges and trade-offs. In this paper, we present an exploration of resource management alternatives for building asymmetric accelerator-based distributed […]
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Jens Breitbart, Claudia Fohry
Current processor architectures are diverse and heterogeneous. Examples include multicore chips, GPUs and the Cell Broadband Engine (CBE). The recent Open Compute Language (OpenCL) standard aims at efficiency and portability. This paper explores its efficiency when implemented on the CBE, without using CBE-specific features such as explicit asynchronous memory transfers. We based our experiments on […]
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M. Mustafa Rafique, Ali R. Butt, Eli Tilevich
The emerging accelerator-based heterogeneous clusters, comprising specialized processors such as the IBM Cell and GPUs, have exhibited excellent price to performance ratio as well as high energy-efficiency. However, developing and maintaining software for such systems is fraught with challenges, especially for modern high-performance computing (HPC) applications that can benefit the most from leveraging accelerators. If […]
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Richard Membarth, Philipp Kutzer, Hritam Dutta, Frank Hannig, Jurgen Teich
In this paper we consider a multiresolution filter and its realization on the Cell BE and GPUs. We not only present common and specific optimization strategies undertaken for obtaining maximum performance on these architectures, but also how to obtain a speedup of 6.57x and 33.24x compared to an optimized OpenMP baseline implementation. Furthermore, we also […]
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Manman Ren, Ji Young Park, Mike Houston, Alex Aiken, William J. Dally
New architectures are emerging at a rapid pace, architectures with multiple processing units on a chip and with deep memory hierarchies have become pervasive; while architectures with software-managed memory hierarchies (such as the Sony/Toshiba/IBM Cell processor) have gained popularity. Due to the increased complexity of architectures, re-targeting a legacy application to a new architecture requires […]
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Sean Rul, Hans Vandierendonck, Joris D'Haene and Koen De Bosschere
Accelerator processors allow energy-efficient computation at high performance, especially for computationintensive applications. There exists a plethora of different accelerator architectures, such as GPUs and the Cell Broadband Engine. Each accelerator has its own programming language, but the recently introduced OpenCL language unifies accelerator programming languages. Hereby, OpenCL achieves functional protability, allowing to reduce the development […]
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K.A. Hawick, A. Leist, and D.P. Playne
Recent technological and economic developments have led to widespread availability of multi-core CPUs and specialist accelerator processors such as graphical processing units (GPUs). The accelerated computational performance possible from these devices can be very high for some applications paradigms. Software languages and systems such as NVIDIA’s CUDA and Khronos consortium’s open compute language (OpenCL) support […]
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K.A. Hawick, A. Leist and D.P. Playne and M.J. Johnson
The Cell Broadband Engine (Cell BE) multi-core processor from the STI consortium of Sony, Toshiba and IBM is a powerful but complex processing device that has attracted much attention since its inclusion in Sony PlayStation (PS3) gaming consoles. We report on some performance experiments using the multicore Synergistic Processing Elements (SPE) concurrency capabilities of this […]
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