Heterogeneous HPC systems framework
- THOMA Yann
April 2011 -
This project aims at proposing a complete and easy-to-use framework enabling the integration of GPU and FPGA resources communicating through direct PCIe links in the same computational platform. A methodology and the corresponding tools (including software drivers, hardware building blocks and the GPU sample code) will be developed and proposed to the community. The availability of such a framework will enable an easy development of further high performance computational systems embedding the best capabilities of the two platforms.
These future heterogeneous HPC systems, taking the best of these two nowadays separate technologies, will allow the acceleration of computation in a wide diversity of different fields such as physics, finance, bio-informatics, high-definition video, etc.