Personal page of Gert-Jan van den Braak


Alumnus



Research interests

I was a PhD candidate in the Electronic Systems group from 2010 to 2015. In November 2015 I successfully defended my thesis titled Improving GPU Performance – Reducing Memory Conflicts and Latency.
My main research interests are focused on GPUs, especially GPU architecture and programmability. Other research includes the efficient mapping of irregular voting algorithms on GPUs. For example histogramming of images and line- and circle-detection using the Hough transform.

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List of publications

R-GPU: A Reconfigurable GPU Architecture
Gert-Jan van den Braak, Henk Corporaal, ACM Transactions on Architecture and Code Optimization (TACO), 2016
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Tags: GPU, architecture



GPU research in the ES-group
Gert-Jan van den Braak, NIRICT GPGPU meeting, 2015
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Tags: GPU



Improving GPU performance - reducing memory conflicts and latency
Gert-Jan van den Braak, PhD thesis, 2015
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Tags: GPU, CUDA, architecture, hough transform, Voting Algorithms, Histogram, hash functions



Configurable XOR Hash Functions for Banked Scratchpad Memories in GPUs
Gert-Jan van den Braak, Juan Gómez-Luna, José María González-Linares, Henk Corporaal, Nicolás Guil, IEEE Transactions on Computers, 2015
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Tags: GPU, scratchpad memory, hash functions



Supplementary File to Adaptive and Transparent Cache Bypassing for GPUs
Ang Li, Gert-Jan van den Braak, Akash Kumar and Henk Corporaal, SC, 2015
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Adaptive and Transparent Cache Bypassing for GPUs (nominated for Best Paper and Best Student Paper)
Ang Li, Gert-Jan van den Braak, Akash Kumar and Henk Corporaal, The International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis (SC), 2015
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Tags: GPU, cache



Fine-Grained Synchronizations and Dataflow Programming on GPUs
Ang Li, Gert-Jan van den Braak, Henk Corporaal and Akash Kumar, International Conference on Supercomputing (ICS), 2015
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Tags: GPU, synchronizations, Spin-lock, Dataflow



A Study of the Potential of Locality-Aware Thread Scheduling for GPUs
Cedric Nugteren, Gert-Jan van den Braak, Henk Corporaal, 7th International Workshop on Multi-/Many-Core Computing Systems (MuCoCoS), 2014
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Tags: GPU, thread scheduling



A Detailed GPU Cache Model Based on Reuse Distance Theory
Cedric Nugteren, Gert-Jan van den Braak, Henk Corporaal, Henri Bal, High Performance Computer Architecture (HPCA), 2014
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Tags: GPU, cache model



Roofline-aware DVFS for GPUs
Cedric Nugteren, Gert-Jan van den Braak and Henk Corporaal, ADAPT, 2014
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Tags: GPU, roofline, DVFS



Simulation and Architecture Improvements of Atomic Operations on GPU Scratchpad Memory
Gert-Jan van den Braak, Juan Gómez-Luna, Henk Corporaal, José María González-Linares, Nicolás Guil, IEEE International Conference on Computer Design (ICCD), 2013
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Tags: GPU, scratchpad memory, atomic operations, hash functions



GPU-CC: a Reconfigurable GPU Architecture with Communicating Cores
Gert-Jan van den Braak, Henk Corporaal, M-SCOPES, 2013
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Tags: GPU, architecture



Future of GPGPU Micro-Architectural Parameters
C. Nugteren, G.J.W.v.d. Braak, H. Corporaal, DATE '13: Design, Automation and Test in Europe, 2013
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Tags: GPU, architecture



Introduction to GPGPU and GPU-architectures
Gert-Jan van den Braak, GPGPU-day (Amsterdam), 2012
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Tags: GPU, architecture



GPU-Vote: A Framework for Accelerating Voting Algorithms on GPU
Gert-Jan van den Braak, Cedric Nugteren, Bart Mesman and Henk Corporaal, Euro-Par, 2012
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Tags: GPU, Voting Algorithms, hough transform, Histogram



Fast Hough Transform on GPUs: Exploration of Algorithm Trade-Offs
Gert-Jan van den Braak, Cedric Nugteren, Bart Mesman, Henk Corporaal, in Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Advanced Concepts for Intelligent Vision Systems (ACIVS’11), Ghent, Belgium, 2011
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Tags: GPU, hough transform



High Performance Predictable Histogramming on GPUs: Exploring and Evaluating Algorithm Trade-offs
C. Nugteren, G.J.W.v.d. Braak, H. Corporaal and B. Mesman, GPGPU: Fourth Workshop on General Purpose Processing on Graphics Processing Units at ASPLOS'11, 2011
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Tags: GPU, application, Histogram



Fast Huffman Decoding by Exploiting Data Level Parallelism
Tim Drijvers, Carlos Alba Pinto, Henk Corporaal, Bart Mesman, Gert-Jan van den Braak, SAMOS, 2010
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Tags: SIMD, Huffman



Compile-time GPU memory access optimizations
Gert-Jan van den Braak, Bart Mesman, Henk Corporaal, International Conference on Embedded Computer Systems: Architecture, Modelling and Simulation (SAMOS) , 2010
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Tags: GPU, memory, auto-tuning