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Aug, 17

Scaling Deep Learning on GPU and Knights Landing clusters

The speed of deep neural networks training has become a big bottleneck of deep learning research and development. For example, training GoogleNet by ImageNet dataset on one Nvidia K20 GPU needs 21 days. To speed up the training process, the current deep learning systems heavily rely on the hardware accelerators. However, these accelerators have limited […]
Aug, 17

Performance Characterization of Multi-threaded Graph Processing Applications on Intel Many-Integrated-Core Architecture

Intel Xeon Phi many-integrated-core (MIC) architectures usher in a new era of terascale integration. Among emerging killer applications, parallel graph processing has been a critical technique to analyze connected data. In this paper, we empirically evaluate various computing platforms including an Intel Xeon E5 CPU, a Nvidia Geforce GTX1070 GPU and an Xeon Phi 7210 […]
Aug, 17

Gpufit: An open-source toolkit for GPU-accelerated curve fitting

We present a general purpose, open-source software library for estimation of non-linear parameters by the Levenberg-Marquardt algorithm. The software, Gpufit, runs on a Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) and executes computations in parallel, resulting in a significant gain in performance. We measured a speed increase of up to 42 times when comparing Gpufit with an identical […]
Aug, 17

GARDENIA: A Domain-specific Benchmark Suite for Next-generation Accelerators

This paper presents the Graph Analytics Repository for Designing Next-generation Accelerators (GARDENIA), a benchmark suite for studying irregular algorithms on massively parallel accelerators. Existing generic benchmarks for accelerators have mainly focused on high performance computing (HPC) applications with limited control and data irregularity, while available graph analytics benchmarks do not apply state-of-the-art algorithms and/or optimization […]
Aug, 14

Accelerating digital forensic searching through GPGPU parallel processing techniques

Background String searching within a large corpus of data is a critical component of digital forensic (DF) analysis techniques such as file carving. The continuing increase in capacity of consumer storage devices requires similar improvements to the performance of string searching techniques employed by DF tools used to analyse forensic data. As string searching is […]
Aug, 8

Using Graph Properties to Speed-up GPU-based Graph Traversal: A Model-driven Approach

While it is well-known and acknowledged that the performance of graph algorithms is heavily dependent on the input data, there has been surprisingly little research to quantify and predict the impact the graph structure has on performance. Parallel graph algorithms, running on many-core systems such as GPUs, are no exception: most research has focused on […]
Aug, 8

GPU Array Access Auto-Tuning

GPUs have been used for years in compute intensive applications. Their massive parallel processing capabilities can speedup calculations significantly. However, to leverage this speedup it is necessary to rethink and develop new algorithms that allow parallel processing. These algorithms are only one piece to achieve high performance. Nearly as important as suitable algorithms is the […]
Aug, 8

An efficient MPI/OpenMP parallelization of the Hartree-Fock method for the second generation of Intel Xeon Phi processor

Modern OpenMP threading techniques are used to convert the MPI-only Hartree-Fock code in the GAMESS program to a hybrid MPI/OpenMP algorithm. Two separate implementations that differ by the sharing or replication of key data structures among threads are considered, density and Fock matrices. All implementations are benchmarked on a super-computer of 3,000 Intel Xeon Phi […]
Aug, 8

Practically efficient methods for performing bit-reversed permutation in C++11 on the x86-64 architecture

The bit-reversed permutation is a famous task in signal processing and is key to efficient implementation of the fast Fourier transform. This paper presents optimized C++11 implementations of five extant methods for computing the bit-reversed permutation: Stockham auto-sort, naive bitwise swapping, swapping via a table of reversed bytes, local pairwise swapping of bits, and swapping […]
Aug, 8

Bifrost: a Python/C++ Framework for High-Throughput Stream Processing in Astronomy

Radio astronomy observatories with high throughput back end instruments require real-time data processing. While computing hardware continues to advance rapidly, development of real-time processing pipelines remains difficult and time-consuming, which can limit scientific productivity. Motivated by this, we have developed Bifrost: an open-source software framework for rapid pipeline development. Bifrost combines a high-level Python interface […]
Aug, 1

AutOMP: An Automatic OpenMP Parallelization Generator for Variable-Oriented High-Performance Scientific Codes

OpenMP is a cross-platform API that extends C, C++ and Fortran and provides shared-memory parallelism platform for those languages. The use of many cores and HPC technologies for scientific computing has been spread since the 1990s, and now takes part in many fields of research. The relative ease of implementing OpenMP, along with the development […]
Aug, 1

Optimized Broadcast for Deep Learning Workloads on Dense-GPU InfiniBand Clusters: MPI or NCCL?

Dense Multi-GPU systems have recently gained a lot of attention in the HPC arena. Traditionally, MPI runtimes have been primarily designed for clusters with a large number of nodes. However, with the advent of MPI+CUDA applications and CUDA-Aware MPI runtimes like MVAPICH2 and OpenMPI, it has become important to address efficient communication schemes for such […]
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