June 17-21, 2012

Hamburg, Germany

Contribution Details

Name: QCD, Special Purpose Machines & Co-Design
Time: Thursday, June 21, 2012
9:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Room:   Hall C2.2
CCH - Congress Center Hamburg
Speakers:   Peter Boyle, University of Edinburgh
Abstract:   I review pioneering codesign activities spanning Edinburgh University, Columbia University and IBM taking place over the last decade. QCDOC was a special purpose system on a chip support built on IBM's 0.18um ASIC design flow to support Quantum Chromodynamics. Over 30 Tflop/s were installed and used with great scientific success by US, UK and Japanese researchers.

More recently our codesign activity has involved a collaboration with IBM Research on the design of the BlueGene/Q compute chip, with Edinburgh University and Columbia University performing VHDL design of the Level 1 prefetch engine, while ensuring performant behaviour using QCD computational kernels.
  • Tutorial Pass
  • HPC in Asia Workshop Pass
  • Conference Pass
  • Conference Pass or Exhibition Pass
    Satellite Event marked with * requires separate pass
  • Morning & Afternoon Coffee Breaks
    Midday Lunch Break
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