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RAMP: RESEARCH ACCELERATOR FOR MULTIPLE PROCESSORS
 

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RAMP: RESEARCH ACCELERATOR FOR
MULTIPLE PROCESSORS
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THE RAMP PROJECT'S GOAL IS TO ENABLE THE INTENSIVE, MULTIDISCIPLINARY INNOVATION
THAT THE COMPUTING INDUSTRY WILL NEED TO TACKLE THE PROBLEMS OF PARALLEL
PROCESSING. RAMP ITSELF IS AN OPEN-SOURCE, COMMUNITY-DEVELOPED, FPGA-BASED
EMULATOR OF PARALLEL ARCHITECTURES. ITS DESIGN FRAMEWORK LETS A LARGE,
COLLABORATIVE COMMUNITY DEVELOP AND CONTRIBUTE REUSABLE, COMPOSABLE DESIGN
MODULES. THREE COMPLETE DESIGNS--FOR TRANSACTIONAL MEMORY, DISTRIBUTED
SYSTEMS, AND DISTRIBUTED-SHARED MEMORY--DEMONSTRATE THE PLATFORM'S POTENTIAL.
......In 2005, the computer hardware
industry took a historic change of direction:
The major microprocessor companies all an-
nounced that their future products would
be single-chip multiprocessors, and that
future performance improvements would
rely on software-specified parallelism rather
than additional software-transparent paral-
lelism extracted automatically by the micro-

  

Source: AsanoviŠ, Krste - Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory & Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
California at Berkeley, University of - Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, Berkeley Wireless Research Center
Kozyrakis, Christos - Departments of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science, Stanford University
Wawrzynek, John - Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, University of California at Berkeley

 

Collections: Computer Technologies and Information Sciences; Engineering