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Title: State-of-the-art in Heterogeneous Computing

Abstract

Node level heterogeneous architectures have become attractive during the last decade for several reasons: compared to traditional symmetric CPUs, they offer high peak performance and are energy and/or cost efficient. With the increase of fine-grained parallelism in high-performance computing, as well as the introduction of parallelism in workstations, there is an acute need for a good overview and understanding of these architectures. We give an overview of the state-of-the-art in heterogeneous computing, focusing on three commonly found architectures: the Cell Broadband Engine Architecture, graphics processing units (GPUs), and field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs). We present a review of hardware, available software tools, and an overview of state-of-the-art techniques and algorithms. Furthermore, we present a qualitative and quantitative comparison of the architectures, and give our view on the future of heterogeneous computing.

Authors:
 [1];  [1];  [1];  [1];  [2]
  1. SINTEF ICT, Department of Applied Mathematics, Blindern, Oslo, Norway
  2. Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Future Technologies Group, Oak Ridge, TN, USA
Publication Date:
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1198007
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC05-00OR22725; 186947; 180023
Resource Type:
Published Article
Journal Name:
Scientific Programming
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Name: Scientific Programming Journal Volume: 18 Journal Issue: 1; Journal ID: ISSN 1058-9244
Publisher:
Hindawi Publishing Corporation
Country of Publication:
Egypt
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Brodtkorb, Andre R., Dyken, Christopher, Hagen, Trond R., Hjelmervik, Jon M., and Storaasli, Olaf O. State-of-the-art in Heterogeneous Computing. Egypt: N. p., 2010. Web. doi:10.1155/2010/540159.
Brodtkorb, Andre R., Dyken, Christopher, Hagen, Trond R., Hjelmervik, Jon M., & Storaasli, Olaf O. State-of-the-art in Heterogeneous Computing. Egypt. doi:10.1155/2010/540159.
Brodtkorb, Andre R., Dyken, Christopher, Hagen, Trond R., Hjelmervik, Jon M., and Storaasli, Olaf O. Fri . "State-of-the-art in Heterogeneous Computing". Egypt. doi:10.1155/2010/540159.
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title = {State-of-the-art in Heterogeneous Computing},
author = {Brodtkorb, Andre R. and Dyken, Christopher and Hagen, Trond R. and Hjelmervik, Jon M. and Storaasli, Olaf O.},
abstractNote = {Node level heterogeneous architectures have become attractive during the last decade for several reasons: compared to traditional symmetric CPUs, they offer high peak performance and are energy and/or cost efficient. With the increase of fine-grained parallelism in high-performance computing, as well as the introduction of parallelism in workstations, there is an acute need for a good overview and understanding of these architectures. We give an overview of the state-of-the-art in heterogeneous computing, focusing on three commonly found architectures: the Cell Broadband Engine Architecture, graphics processing units (GPUs), and field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs). We present a review of hardware, available software tools, and an overview of state-of-the-art techniques and algorithms. Furthermore, we present a qualitative and quantitative comparison of the architectures, and give our view on the future of heterogeneous computing.},
doi = {10.1155/2010/540159},
journal = {Scientific Programming},
number = 1,
volume = 18,
place = {Egypt},
year = {2010},
month = {1}
}

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DOI: 10.1155/2010/540159

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