FPGAs and HPC
Final rept. 1 Oct 2005-30 Sep 2006
ARMY RESEARCH LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD
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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.
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