Creating the World’s Largest Reconfigurable Supercomputing System Based on the Scalable SGI® Altix® 4700 System Infrastructure and Benchmarking Life-Science Applications
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.
KeywordsProcessor Core Distribute Shared Memory Work Thread Single Digit Number Control Thread
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