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Issue 5 • Sept.-Oct. 2011

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  • [Front cover]

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  • Table of contents

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  • [Masthead]

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  • CPUs and GPUs: Who Owns the Future?

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):2 - 3
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  • CPUs, GPUs, and Hybrid Computing

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):4 - 6
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  • GPUs and the Future of Parallel Computing

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):7 - 17
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    This article discusses the capabilities of state-of-the art GPU-based high-throughput computing systems and considers the challenges to scaling single-chip parallel-computing systems, highlighting high-impact areas that the computing research community can address. Nvidia Research is investigating an architecture for a heterogeneous high-performance computing system that seeks to address these cha... View full abstract»

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  • Multi-GPU DGEMM and High Performance Linpack on Highly Energy-Efficient Clusters

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):18 - 27
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    High Performance Linpack can maximize requirements throughout a computer system. An efficient multi-GPU double-precision general matrix multiply (DGEMM), together with adjustments to the HPL, is required to utilize a heterogeneous computer to its full extent. The authors present the resulting energy-efficiency measurements and suggest a cluster design that can utilize multiple GPUs. View full abstract»

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  • PEPPHER: Efficient and Productive Usage of Hybrid Computing Systems

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):28 - 41
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    PEPPHER, a three-year European FP7 project, addresses efficient utilization of hybrid (heterogeneous) computer systems consisting of multicore CPUs with GPU-type accelerators. This article outlines the PEPPHER performance-aware component model, performance prediction means, runtime system, and other aspects of the project. A larger example demonstrates performance portability with the PEPPHER appr... View full abstract»

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  • Implementing Domain-Specific Languages for Heterogeneous Parallel Computing

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):42 - 53
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    Domain-specific languages offer a solution to the performance and the productivity issues in heterogeneous computing systems. The Delite compiler framework simplifies the process of building embedded parallel DSLs. DSL developers can implement domain-specific operations by extending the DSL framework, which provides static optimizations and code generation for heterogeneous hardware. The Delite ru... View full abstract»

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  • Medical Ultrasound Imaging: To GPU or Not to GPU?

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):54 - 65
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    Medical ultrasound imaging stands out from other modalities in providing real-time diagnostic capability at an affordable price while being physically portable. This article explores the suitability of using GPUs as the primary signal and image processors for future medical ultrasound imaging systems. A case study on synthetic aperture (SA) imaging illustrates the promise of using high-performance... View full abstract»

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  • Performance Implications of Nonuniform Device Topologies in Scalable Heterogeneous Architectures

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):66 - 75
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    This article considers trends in heterogeneous system design, particularly for GPUs. Using the Keeneland Initial Delivery System, the authors examine the performance implications of increased parallelism and specialized hardware on parallel scientific applications. They examine how nonuniform data-transfer performance across the node-level topology can impact performance. Finally, they help users ... View full abstract»

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  • Effective Communication [review of ".....Trees, Maps, and Theorems: Effective Commuincation for Rational Minds" (Doumont, J.-L.; 2009)]

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):76 - 78
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  • The Wi-Fi Journey

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s): 80
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    This column discusses The Innovation Journey of Wi-Fi: The Road To Global Success, which details the origins of Wi-Fi. View full abstract»

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