Abstract

This paper provides an evaluation of SGI® RASC™ RC100 technology from a computational science software developer's perspective. A brute force implementation of a two-point angular correlation function is used as a test case application. The computational kernel of this test case algorithm is ported to the Mitrion-C programming language and compiled, targeting the RC100 hardware. We explore several code optimization techniques and report performance results for different designs. We conclude the paper with an analysis of this system based on our observations while implementing the test case. Overall, the hardware platform and software development tools were found to be satisfactory for accelerating computationally intensive applications, however, several system improvements are desirable.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings 2007 IEEE Symposium on Field-Programmable Custom Computing Machines, FCCM 2030
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages239-248
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)0769529402, 9780769529400
DOIs
StatePublished - 2007
Event15th Annual IEEE Symposium on Field-Programmable Custom Computing Machines, FCCM 2007 - Napa, CA, United States
Duration: Apr 23 2007Apr 25 2007

Publication series

NameProceedings 2007 IEEE Symposium on Field-Programme Custom Computing Machines, FCCM 2007

Other

Other15th Annual IEEE Symposium on Field-Programmable Custom Computing Machines, FCCM 2007
CountryUnited States
CityNapa, CA
Period4/23/074/25/07

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Software
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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