EXTRA: Towards an efficient open platform for reconfigurable High Performance Computing

CǍtǍlin Bogdan Ciobanu, Ana Lucia Varbanescu, Dionisios Pnevmatikatos, George Charitopoulos, Xinyu Niu, Wayne Luk, Marco D. Santambrogio, Donatella Sciuto, Muhammed Al Kadi, Michael Huebner, Tobias Becker, Georgi Gaydadjiev, Andreas Brokalakis, Antonis Nikitakis, Alex J.W. Thom, Elias Vansteenkiste, Dirk Stroobandt

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Abstract

To handle the stringent performance requirements of future exascale-class applications, High Performance Computing (HPC) systems need ultra-efficient heterogeneous compute nodes. To reduce power and increase performance, such compute nodes will require hardware accelerators with a high degree of specialization. Ideally, dynamic reconfiguration will be an intrinsic feature, so that specific HPC application features can be optimally accelerated, even if they regularly change over time. In the EXTRA project, we create a new and flexible exploration platform for developing reconfigurable architectures, design tools and HPC applications with run-time reconfiguration built-in as a core fundamental feature instead of an add-on. EXTRA covers the entire stack from architecture up to the application, focusing on the fundamental building blocks for run-time reconfigurable exascale HPC systems: new chip architectures with very low reconfiguration overhead, new tools that truly take reconfiguration as a central design concept, and applications that are tuned to maximally benefit from the proposed run-time reconfiguration techniques. Ultimately, this open platform will improve Europe's competitive advantage and leadership in the field.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - IEEE 18th International Conference on Computational Science and Engineering, CSE 2015
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Pages339-342
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781467382977
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2015
Externally publishedYes
EventCSE 2015: 18th IEEE International Conference on Computational Science and Engineering - Porto, Portugal
Duration: 21 Oct 201523 Oct 2015
Conference number: 18

Conference

ConferenceCSE 2015: 18th IEEE International Conference on Computational Science and Engineering
Abbreviated titleCSE 2015
CountryPortugal
CityPorto
Period21/10/1523/10/15

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    Ciobanu, CǍ. B., Varbanescu, A. L., Pnevmatikatos, D., Charitopoulos, G., Niu, X., Luk, W., Santambrogio, M. D., Sciuto, D., Kadi, M. A., Huebner, M., Becker, T., Gaydadjiev, G., Brokalakis, A., Nikitakis, A., Thom, A. J. W., Vansteenkiste, E., & Stroobandt, D. (2015). EXTRA: Towards an efficient open platform for reconfigurable High Performance Computing. In Proceedings - IEEE 18th International Conference on Computational Science and Engineering, CSE 2015 (pp. 339-342). [7371394] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). https://doi.org/10.1109/CSE.2015.54