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Creating the World’s Largest Reconfigurable Supercomputing System Based on the Scalable SGI® Altix® 4700 System Infrastructure and Benchmarking Life-Science Applications

  • Haruna Cofer
  • Matthias Fouquet-Lapar
  • Timothy Gamerdinger
  • Christopher Lindahl
  • Bruce Losure
  • Alan Mayer
  • James Swoboda
  • Teruo Utsumi
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4943)

Abstract

FPGA accelerated systems in High Performance Computing are typically limited to single digit numbers of FPGAs in a Single System Image (SSI). However, SGI has built an SSI system with 70 FPGAs to study the feasibility of running real-world customer test cases on such a large scale system. This paper will detail the system architecture, the implementation, and the results of performing both a real-world bioinformatics benchmark and a synthetic global bandwidth test where all 70 FPGAs were driven by a single process.

Keywords

Processor Core Distribute Shared Memory Work Thread Single Digit Number Control Thread 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2008

Authors and Affiliations

  • Haruna Cofer
    • 1
  • Matthias Fouquet-Lapar
    • 1
  • Timothy Gamerdinger
    • 1
  • Christopher Lindahl
    • 1
  • Bruce Losure
    • 1
  • Alan Mayer
    • 1
  • James Swoboda
    • 1
  • Teruo Utsumi
    • 1
  1. 1.SGISunnyvaleUSA

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