Jan, 31

OpenRCL: Low-Power High-Performance Computing with Reconfigurable Devices

This work presents the Open Reconfigurable Computing Language (OpenRCL) system designed to enable low-power high-performance reconfigurable computing with imperative programming language such as C/C++. The key idea is to expose the FPGA platform as a compiler target for applications expressed in the OpenCL paradigm. To this end, we present a combination of low-level virtual machine […]
Jan, 22

Implementing molecular dynamics on hybrid high performance computers – short range forces

The use of accelerators such as graphics processing units (GPUs) has become popular in scientific computing applications due to their low cost, impressive floating-point capabilities, high memory bandwidth, and low electrical power requirements. Hybrid high-performance computers, machines with more than one type of floating-point processor, are now becoming more prevalent due to these advantages. In […]
Jan, 16

Interactive visual analysis of contrast-enhanced ultrasound data based on local neighborhood statistics

Contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) has recently become an important technology for lesion detection and characterization in cancer diagnosis. CEUS is used to investigate the perfusion kinetics in tissue over time, which relates to tissue vascularization. In this paper we present a pipeline that enables interactive visual exploration and semi-automatic segmentation and classification of CEUS data. For […]
Jan, 10

Comparing Hardware Accelerators in Scientific Applications: A Case Study

Multi-core processors and a variety of accelerators have allowed scientific applications to scale to larger problem sizes. We present a performance, design methodology, platform, and architectural comparison of several application accelerators executing a Quantum Monte Carlo application. We compare the application’s performance and programmability on a variety of platforms including CUDA with Nvidia GPUs, Brook+ […]
Jan, 9

Raising the level of many-core programming with compiler technology: meeting a grand challenge

Modern GPUs and CPUs are massively parallel, many-core processors. While application developers for these many-core chips are reporting 10X-100X speedup over sequential code on traditional microprocessors, the current practice of many-core programming based on OpenCL, CUDA, and OpenMP puts strain on software development, testing and support teams. According to the semiconductor industry roadmap, these processors […]
Dec, 17

Programming massively parallel processors : A Hands – on approach

Multi-core processors are no longer the future of computing-they are the present day reality. A typical mass-produced CPU features multiple processor cores, while a GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) may have hundreds or even thousands of cores. With the rise of multi-core architectures has come the need to teach advanced programmers a new and essential skill: […]
Dec, 3

Simulation of 1+1 dimensional surface growth and lattices gases using GPUs

Restricted solid on solid surface growth models can be mapped onto binary lattice gases. We show that efficient simulation algorithms can be realized on GPUs either by CUDA or by OpenCL programming. We consider a deposition/evaporation model following Kardar-Parisi-Zhang growth in 1+1 dimensions related to the Asymmetric Simple Exclusion Process and show that for sizes, […]
Nov, 11

Magnetohydrodynamics on Heterogeneous architectures: a performance comparison

We present magneto-hydrodynamic simulation results for heterogeneous systems. Heterogeneous architectures combine high floating point performance many-core units hosted in conventional server nodes. Examples include Graphics Processing Units (GPU’s) and Cell. They have potentially large gains in performance, at modest power and monetary cost. We implemented a magneto-hydrodynamic (MHD) simulation code on a variety of heterogeneous […]
Nov, 10

Astrophysical Supercomputing with GPUs: Critical Decisions for Early Adopters

General purpose computing on graphics processing units (GPGPU) is dramatically changing the landscape of high performance computing in astronomy. In this paper, we identify and investigate several key decision areas, with a goal of simplyfing the early adoption of GPGPU in astronomy. We consider the merits of OpenCL as an open standard in order to […]
Nov, 5

The Scalable Heterogeneous Computing (SHOC) benchmark suite

Scalable heterogeneous computing systems, which are composed of a mix of compute devices, such as commodity multicore processors, graphics processors, reconfigurable processors, and others, are gaining attention as one approach to continuing performance improvement while managing the new challenge of energy efficiency. As these systems become more common, it is important to be able to […]
Nov, 3

Optimal loop unrolling for GPGPU programs

Graphics Processing Units (GPUs) are massively parallel, many-core processors with tremendous computational power and very high memory bandwidth. With the advent of general purpose programming models such as NVIDIA’s CUDA and the new standard OpenCL, general purpose programming using GPUs (GPGPU) has become very popular. However, the GPU architecture and programming model have brought along […]
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