Accession Number:

ADA463322

Title:

FPGAs and HPC

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 Oct 2005-30 Sep 2006

Corporate Author:

ARMY RESEARCH LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2007-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

22.0

Abstract:

This report addresses the current uses of field programmable gate arrays FPGAs and their potential for use in high performance computing HPC. FPGAs are devices programmed using languages and methodologies originally developed for describing the circuit layouts used in todays integrated circuits. As such, they are well suited for applications involving bit manipulations performed on a continuous stream of data. However, their general applicability to HPC applications is open to debate. This report details many of the issues that determine the applicability of FPGAs to different classes of problems.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE