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Nov, 10

### PipeCNN: An OpenCL-Based FPGA Accelerator for Large-Scale Convolution Neuron Networks

Convolutional neural networks (CNNs) have been widely employed in many applications such as image classification, video analysis and speech recognition. Being compute-intensive, CNN computations are mainly accelerated by GPUs with high power dissipations. Recently, studies were carried out exploiting FPGA as CNN accelerator because of its reconfigurability and energy efficiency advantage over GPU, especially when […]

Nov, 10

### Using multiple GPUs to accelerate string searching for digital forensic analysis

String searching within a large corpus of data is an important component of digital forensic (DF) analysis techniques such as file carving. The continuing increase in capacity of consumer storage devices requires corresponding im-provements to the performance of string searching techniques. As string search-ing is a trivially-parallelisable problem, GPGPU approaches are a natural fit – […]

Nov, 10

### Optimization and parallelization of B-spline based orbital evaluations in QMC on multi/many-core shared memory processors

B-spline based orbital representations are widely used in Quantum Monte Carlo (QMC) simulations of solids, historically taking as much as 50% of the total run time. Random accesses to a large four-dimensional array make it challenging to efficiently utilize caches and wide vector units of modern CPUs. We present node-level optimizations of B-spline evaluations on […]

Nov, 10

### Memory layout in GPU implementation of lattice Boltzmann method for sparse 3D geometries

We describe a high-performance implementation of the lattice Boltzmann method (LBM) for sparse 3D geometries on graphic processors (GPU). The main contribution of this work is a data layout that allows to minimise the number of redundant memory transactions during the propagation step of LBM. We show that by using a uniform mesh of small […]

Nov, 8

### Balancing locality and concurrency: solving sparse triangular systems on GPUs

Many numerical optimisation problems rely on fast algorithms for solving sparse triangular systems of linear equations (STLs). To accelerate the solution of such equations, two types of approaches have been used: on GPUs, concurrency has been prioritised to the disadvantage of data locality, while on multi-core CPUs, data locality has been prioritised to the disadvantage […]

Nov, 8

### Tamp: A Library for Compact Deep Neural Networks with Structured Matrices

We introduce Tamp, an open source C++ library for reducing the space and time costs of deep neural network models. In particular, Tamp implements several recent works which use structured matrices to replace unstructured matrices which are often bottlenecks in neural networks. Tamp is also designed to serve as a unified development platform with several […]

Nov, 8

### Performance Portability of the Aeras Atmosphere Model to Next Generation Architectures using Kokkos

The subject of this report is the performance portability of the Aeras global atmosphere dynamical core (implemented within the Albany multi-physics code) to new and emerging architecture machines using the Kokkos library and programming model. We describe the process of refactoring the finite element assembly process for the 3D hydrostatic model in Aeras and highlight […]

Nov, 8

### Accelerate Deep Learning Inference with MCTS in the game of Go on the Intel Xeon Phi

The performance of Deep Learning Inference is a serious issue when combining with speed delicate Monte Carlo Tree Search. Traditional hybrid CPU and Graphics processing unit solution is bounded because of frequently heavy data transferring. This paper proposes a method making Deep Convolution Neural Network prediction and MCTS execution simultaneously at Intel Xeon Phi. This […]

Nov, 8

### Vispark: GPU-Accelerated Distributed Visual Computing Using Spark

With the growing need of big-data processing in diverse application domains, MapReduce (e.g., Hadoop) has become one of the standard computing paradigms for large-scale computing on a cluster system. Despite its popularity, the current MapReduce framework suffers from inflexibility and inefficiency inherent to its programming model and system architecture. In order to address these problems, […]

Nov, 5

### UNICORN: A Bulk Synchronous Programming Model, Framework and Runtime for Hybrid CPU-GPU Clusters

Rapid evolution of graphics processing units (GPUs) into general purpose computing devices has made them vital to high performance computing clusters. These computing environments consist of multiple nodes connected by a high speed network such as Infiniband, with each node comprising several multi-core processors and several many-core accelerators. The difficulty of programming hybrid CPU-GPU clusters […]

Nov, 5

### HPVM: A Portable Virtual Instruction Set for Heterogeneous Parallel Systems

We describe a programming abstraction for heterogeneous parallel hardware, designed to capture a wide range of popular parallel hardware, including GPUs, vector instruction sets and multicore CPUs. Our abstraction, which we call HPVM, is a hierarchical dataflow graph with shared memory and vector instructions. We use HPVM to define both a virtual instruction set (ISA) […]

Nov, 5

### Molecular Activity Prediction using Deep Learning Software Library

In order to know how work deep learning method in chemoinformatics and bioinformatics problems, we have attempted to predict the molecular activities using the molecular fingerprints (chemical descriptor vectors) provided by the "Merck molecular activity challenge" competition and an open source deep learning library Chainer. Our result has been able to reproduce almost identical increase-decrease […]