Accession Number:

AD1092828

Title:

Plasticine - A Universal Data Analytics Accelerator

Descriptive Note:

Technical Report,30 Jul 2018,30 Sep 2019

Corporate Author:

Leland Stanford Junior University Stanford United States

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2020-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

43.0

Abstract:

We have developed hardware and software for a universal data analytics accelerator called Plasticine. Plasticine hardware is based on the novel concept of a reconfigurable dataflow architecture RDA which has both reconfigurable memories and reconfigurable compute. RDAs provide high energy efficiency without sacrificing programmability. We have fabricated a 7nm chip implementation of Plasticine I that provides significant performance and energy improvements compared to GPUs and FPGAs. Architecture studies for Plasticine II include support for dynamic on-chip networks, sparse-matrix computations and graph analytics. Plasticine software includes high-level and low-level compilers for converting TensorFlow machine learning applications into optimized configurations for Plasticine.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Systems
  • Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE