|Name:||QCD, Special Purpose Machines & Co-Design|
|Time:||Thursday, June 21, 2012
9:00 AM - 9:30 AM
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.