Location, Location, Location—The Role of Spatial Locality in Asymptotic Energy Minimization (PDF), by André DeHon, a seminal paper in ACM/SIGDA International Symposium on Field-Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGA) 2013. It is an elegant paper with great insight! We need more papers like this.
Here is the article:
Redefining the Role of the CPU in the Era of CPU-GPU Integration (PDF), in IEEE Micro Nov.-Dec. 2012.
This article points out that, in the context of CPU-GPU integration, the workload characteristics on the CPU side change significantly. This article provides great insights into the design issues on CPU architecture. To name a few:
The “ACM Special Interest Group for Design Automation (SIGDA)” “Technical Committee on FPGAs and Reconfigurable Computing (TCFPGA)” recently opens a wiki website. The wiki links to a recommended reading list for FPGAs and Reconfigurable Computing, which contains the most important papers in the field.
Some recent news provides more information on the second generation of Intel’s MIC, the Knights Corner. The many-core Pentium project, originally started as Larrabee, will be sold under the name Xeon Phi. VR-zone publishes some details on the chip:
“Knights Corner B0 comes in several flavors, with 57C, 60C and 61 cores being the most common configurations. Yes, the company unlocked an odd number of cores, compared to even number in Larrabee and Aubrey Isle. The change in number of processing cores changed L1 and L2 cache, and we now have 1.8-1.9MB of L1 and 28-30.5MB of L2 cache. Onboard memory now greatly varies between the parts, with available flavors being 3GB, 6GB and 8GB of GDDR5 memory.”
In September 2010 we organized a 1-day GPU symposium. Now, we would like to direct your attention to a similar event: the GPGPU-day of the ‘Platform Parallel Netherlands’, held 28 June in Amsterdam. More information can be found on the official website:
On 28 June a Parallel Programming Conference will be held in Amsterdam, where researchers and professionals talk about their experiences with GPGPU, OpenCL, CUDA and alike techniques. The program is very diverse and given by various researchers and professionals."
The target audience includes researchers, developers, industry, managers and students. Registration is free for students and academia.
As organizers of the 2010 symposium, we encourage you to visit this GPGPU-day in Amsterdam. Our GPU team will be giving talks and will be available for discussions.
This is a short overview of some of the interesting papers presented at the ACM Computing Frontiers ’12 conference held in Cagliari, Italy.
A selection of papers from CF’12:
At CF’12, there was a special session on Exascale projects in Europe. The four projects discussed where:
Next week, May 14-17, the GPU Technology Conference (GTC) 2012 will be held in Silicon Valley. The GTC is hosted by NVIDIA, so expect a lot of interesting CUDA/GPU news coming up (e.g. Kepler, CUDA 5). Apart from news, GPU research will also be presented – either at the main conference or at one of the co-located events.
Inpar is one of these co-located events, presenting research work on a variety of topics, including:
The full program is available at their website.