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Can we apply accelerator-cores to control-intensive programs?

Sean Rul UGent, Hans Vandierendonck UGent and Koen De Bosschere UGent (2009) Application Accelerators in High Performance Computing, 2009 Symposium, Papers.
abstract
There is a trend towards using accelerators to increase performance and energy efficiency of general-purpose processors. So far, most accelerators have been build with HPC-applications in mind. A question that arises is how well can other applications benefit from these accelerators? In this paper, we discuss the acceleration of three benchmarks using the SPUs of a Cell-BE. We analyze the potential speedup given the inherent parallelism in the applications. While the potential speedup is significant in all benchmarks, the obtained speedup lags behind due to a mismatch between micro-architectural properties of the accelerators and the benchmark properties.
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published
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keyword
high-performance computing, cell processor, accelerators
in
Application Accelerators in High Performance Computing, 2009 Symposium, Papers
pages
3 pages
conference name
2009 Symposium on Application Accelerators in High Performance Computing (SAAHPC '09)
conference location
Urbana-Champaign, IL, USA
conference start
2009-07-28
conference end
2009-07-30
language
English
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yes
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C1
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I have retained and own the full copyright for this publication
id
1016007
handle
http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-1016007
alternative location
http://saahpc.ncsa.illinois.edu/09/papers/Rul_paper.pdf
date created
2010-07-30 11:42:33
date last changed
2010-08-19 11:04:29
@inproceedings{1016007,
  abstract     = {There is a trend towards using accelerators to increase performance and energy efficiency of general-purpose processors. So far, most accelerators have been build with HPC-applications in mind. A question that arises is how well can other applications benefit from these accelerators?
In this paper, we discuss the acceleration of three benchmarks
using the SPUs of a Cell-BE. We analyze the potential speedup given the inherent parallelism in the applications. While the potential speedup is significant in all benchmarks, the obtained speedup lags behind due to a mismatch between micro-architectural properties of the accelerators and the benchmark properties.},
  author       = {Rul, Sean and Vandierendonck, Hans and De Bosschere, Koen},
  booktitle    = {Application Accelerators in High Performance Computing, 2009 Symposium, Papers},
  keyword      = {high-performance computing,cell processor,accelerators},
  language     = {eng},
  location     = {Urbana-Champaign, IL, USA},
  pages        = {3},
  title        = {Can we apply accelerator-cores to control-intensive programs?},
  url          = {http://saahpc.ncsa.illinois.edu/09/papers/Rul\_paper.pdf},
  year         = {2009},
}

Chicago
Rul, Sean, Hans Vandierendonck, and Koen De Bosschere. 2009. “Can We Apply Accelerator-cores to Control-intensive Programs?” In Application Accelerators in High Performance Computing, 2009 Symposium, Papers.
APA
Rul, S., Vandierendonck, H., & De Bosschere, K. (2009). Can we apply accelerator-cores to control-intensive programs? Application Accelerators in High Performance Computing, 2009 Symposium, Papers. Presented at the 2009 Symposium on Application Accelerators in High Performance Computing (SAAHPC  ’09).
Vancouver
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Rul S, Vandierendonck H, De Bosschere K. Can we apply accelerator-cores to control-intensive programs? Application Accelerators in High Performance Computing, 2009 Symposium, Papers. 2009.
MLA
Rul, Sean, Hans Vandierendonck, and Koen De Bosschere. “Can We Apply Accelerator-cores to Control-intensive Programs?” Application Accelerators in High Performance Computing, 2009 Symposium, Papers. 2009. Print.