Whitepapers

Characterization of OpenCL on a Scalable FPGA Architecture Characterization of OpenCL on a Scalable FPGA Architecture

Abstract — The recent release of Altera’s SDK for OpenCL has greatly eased the development of FPGA-based systems. Research have shown performance improvements brought by OpenCL using a single FPGA device. However, to meet the objectives of high-performance computing, OpenCL needs to be evaluated using multiple FPGAs. To this end, we propose and test a […]

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Pico Computing Powers Astronomy’s Quest for Fleeting Radio Frequency Bursts from beyond Our Galaxy Pico Computing Powers Astronomy’s Quest for Fleeting Radio Frequency Bursts from beyond Our Galaxy

Abstract – Radio astronomy enters new computational era. Dr. Nathan Clarke of the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research at Curtin University in Perth, led the development of a novel transient detection engine that captures and processes these fleeting signals in real time from the multiple beams of a telescope array. In addition to performing […]

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Inexact Search Acceleration on FPGAs Using the Burrows-Wheeler Transform Inexact Search Acceleration on FPGAs Using the Burrows-Wheeler Transform

Abstract—Inexact search is a difficult and time-consuming task with widespread application. Acceleration of inexact search could have tremendous impact upon fields such as chemistry, meteorology, and even bioinformatics.Field-programmable gate arrays provide a means by which to accelerate this process. We demonstrate the acceleration of inexact search using the Burrows-Wheeler transform on FPGAs using the short read mapping problem in bioinformatics as […]

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