ISC14 Embedded HPC BoF Panel Presentation

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ISC14 Embedded HPC BoF Panel Presentation

  1. 1. 1 SYSTEMS RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT High Performance Computing EricVan Hensbergen – Principle Engineer R&D
  2. 2. 2 SYSTEMS RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT Embedded HPC is not a new concept
  3. 3. 3 SYSTEMS RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT Top 500 Historical
  4. 4. 4 SYSTEMS RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT Why ARM is interesting in HPC 0 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 GFLOPs/Core Time Top 500 Historical Data
  5. 5. 5 SYSTEMS RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT ARM: 21st Century Design §  Focuses on Design & Licensing of IP Building Blocks for SoCs §  Fosters an eco-system of standard pieces, acting as COTS-on-Silicon §  COTS-on-Silicon encourages multi- suppliers through the eco-system §  Allowing the eco-system the ability to deliver cost effective solutions §  Enforcing localized optimized end designs §  Enabling circuit-boards to be miniaturized onto a single chip §  While retaining the technology DNA of Energy-Efficiency
  6. 6. 6 SYSTEMS RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT ARM Business Model licence royalty IP chips ARM invests in ecosystem Ecosystem provides value chain with support & products based on ARM technology Processors GPUs Physical IP Interconnect
  7. 7. 7 SYSTEMS RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT Diversity is Key
  8. 8. 8 SYSTEMS RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT 10 Billion Cores LastYear, 50 Billion Overall
  9. 9. 9 SYSTEMS RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT System Design Space Exploration HPC End Customers Workloads HPC Disk Image Performance Projection Design Sensitivity Studies CharacterizationCo-Design Centers RTL Simulation
  10. 10. 10 SYSTEMS RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT ▪  Build a prototype ARM-based Supercomputer ▪  Using low-power commercially available embedded technology ▪  Optimized OS and libraries for HPC ▪  Demonstrate competitive MFLOPS/Watt ▪  Port large scale HPC applications to the prototype ▪  Not benchmarks – real applications, real workloads ▪  Status: 11 large scientific applications ported to ARM-based cluster @ BSC ▪  Design a next-generation ARM-based HPC ▪  Exploiting GPGPU/Compute Accelerators ▪  Exploiting novel memory technologies ▪  For world-beating GFLOPS/Watt EU ARM HPC http://www.montblanc-project.eu
  11. 11. SYSTEMS RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT11 Questions?

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