Tag: reconfigurable computing
Upgraded machine will sport 192 FPGAs and nearly a terabyte of memory.
Despite all the all the recent hoopla about GPGPUs and eight-core CPUs, proponents of reconfigurable computing continue to sing the praises of FPGA-based HPC. We got the opportunity to ask Dr. Alan George, who runs the NSF Center for High-Performance Reconfigurable Computing, about the work going on there and what he thinks the technology can offer to high performance computing users.
Mitrionics has begun work on an experimental compiler that aims to make parallel programming architecture-agnostic. We asked Stefan Möhl, Mitrionics’ chief science officer and co-founder, what’s behind the new technology and what prompted the decision to expand beyond their FPGA roots.
Once more unto the breach.
DRC Computer Corp. is the latest HPC vendor that came up short on VC funding in 2009. But this story has a happier ending.
In the history of HPC, commercial FPGA-based systems have been few and far between. Kuberre Systems offers up its contribution.
With all the recent hoopla about GPU-accelerated HPC, reconfigurable computing with Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) has been getting proportionally less attention. While NVIDIA has led the GPU push in HPC, there is no single vendor in the reconfigurable computing space that has jumped into the driver’s seat. That hasn’t kept a variety of smaller players from trying.
The HPC community has been dabbling with Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs) for several years now, but the technology has never reached escape velocity. But at SC08 this week, startup Convey Computer Corp. launched a new server and software stack that aims to tame FPGAs and deliver reconfigurable computing to everyday HPC users.