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Guide to DataFlow Supercomputing

Basic Concepts, Case Studies, and a Detailed Example

  • Describes an exciting new approach to programming supercomputers for data mining

  • Explains how to modify algorithms to fit the DataFlow environment

  • Presents simple yet effective examples, drawn from the industrial experience of the authors

Book

Part of the Computer Communications and Networks book series (CCN)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Veljko Milutinović, Jakob Salom, Nemanja Trifunovic, Roberto Giorgi
    Pages 1-39
  3. Veljko Milutinović, Jakob Salom, Nemanja Trifunovic, Roberto Giorgi
    Pages 41-72
  4. Veljko Milutinović, Jakob Salom, Nemanja Trifunovic, Roberto Giorgi
    Pages 73-106
  5. Veljko Milutinović, Jakob Salom, Nemanja Trifunovic, Roberto Giorgi
    Pages 107-122
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 123-129

About this book

Introduction

This unique text/reference describes an exciting and novel approach to supercomputing in the DataFlow paradigm. The major advantages and applications of this approach are clearly described, and a detailed explanation of the programming model is provided using simple yet effective examples. The work is developed from a series of lecture courses taught by the authors in more than 40 universities across more than 20 countries, and from research carried out by Maxeler Technologies, Inc. 

Topics and features:

  • Presents a thorough introduction to DataFlow supercomputing for big data problems
  • Reviews the latest research on the DataFlow architecture and its applications
  • Introduces a new method for the rapid handling of real-world challenges involving large datasets
  • Provides a case study on the use of the new approach to accelerate the Cooley-Tukey algorithm on a DataFlow machine
  • Includes a step-by-step guide to the web-based integrated development environment WebIDE
  • Draws from the authors’ extensive experience in both academic teaching and industrial research

Students, lecturers, and researchers in industry will find this concise book to be an ideal supplementary text for courses and seminars on VLSI, multi-core systems, and DataFlow computing.

Dr. Veljko Milutinović is a Professor in the Department of Computer Engineering at the University of Belgrade, Serbia. His publications include the Springer title Application and Multidisciplinary Aspects of Wireless Sensor Networks. Dr. Jakob Salom is a member of the Mathematical Institute of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts. Nemanja Trifunovic is a Project Manager at Maxeler Technologies, Palo Alto, CA, USA. Dr. Roberto Giorgi is an Associate Professor of Computer Engineering at the University of Siena, Italy.

Keywords

Control Flow Dataflow Supercomputing VLSI Wireless Flow

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.School of Electrical EngineeringUniversity of BelgradeBelgradeSerbia
  2. 2.School of Electrical EngineeringMISANUBelgradeSerbia
  3. 3.MISANUMaxeler Technologies Inc.Palo AltoUSA
  4. 4.University of SienaItaly

About the authors

Veljko Milutinović is a Professor in the Department of Computer Engineering at the University of Belgrade, Serbia. He is a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of Maxeler Technologies, and a coauthor of two seminal DataFlow-oriented papers: “Moving from Petaflops (on Simple Benchmarks) to Petadata per Unit of Time and Power (on Sophisticated Benchmarks)” and “FPGA Accelerator for Floating-Point Matrix Multiplication”.

Jakob Salom is a member of the Mathematical Institute of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts. He has delivered numerous DataFlow courses at a number of European universities.

Nemanja Trifunovic is a Project Manager at Maxeler Technologies, Palo Alto, CA, USA. He is the author of a number of Maxeler-based DataFlow implementations and related tools.

Roberto Giorgi is an Associate Professor of Computer Engineering at the University of Siena, Italy. He led TERAFLUX, the largest EU funded research project on DataFlow technologies.

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