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Athanas, Peter M.

The (empty?) Promise of FPGA Supercomputing

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There have been some notable success stories in the past that give merit to the viability of the creation of an FPGA-based supercomputer. When examining the computing potential of these devices, they appear to offer competitive computational characteristics that are highly competitive to contemporary high-performance processors. Recently, there have been supercomputer-class processing blades offered by the leading high-performance computing specialist, yet the sales of these nodes have been less than spectacular. This talk examines why this may be the case, and explores the viability and cost-performance of FPGA-based supercomputers.

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  author =	{Peter M. Athanas},
  title =	{The (empty?) Promise of FPGA Supercomputing},
  booktitle =	{Dynamically Reconfigurable Architectures},
  year =	{2006},
  editor =	{Peter M. Athanas and J{\"u}rgen Becker and Gordon Brebner and J{\"u}rgen Teich},
  number =	{06141},
  series =	{Dagstuhl Seminar Proceedings},
  ISSN =	{1862-4405},
  publisher =	{Internationales Begegnungs- und Forschungszentrum f{\"u}r Informatik (IBFI), Schloss Dagstuhl, Germany},
  address =	{Dagstuhl, Germany},
  URL =		{},
  annote =	{Keywords: FPGA supercomputing}

Keywords: FPGA supercomputing
Seminar: 06141 - Dynamically Reconfigurable Architectures
Issue Date: 2006
Date of publication: 09.10.2006

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