KSEF R&D Excellence: Supercomputing Using Commodity Graphics Processing Units with Applications to Information Retrieval

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We propose to build supercomputers using multiple Graphics Processing Units (GPUs) for non-graphical computations that can take advantage of the array processing capability in each GPU.The enabling hardware technology is that the PCl-express bus allows multiple graphics cards, hence multiple fast GPUs,to be placed in a single PC. Multiple such PCscan be used to build a cluster supercomputer. Our vision is to create the software technologies that will allow non-graphical supercomputing applications to take advantage of any number of GPUsto achieve high performance at commodity prices. Our team has the unique combination of expertise in GPUprogramming; programming language, compiler and OS-interface development; and high-performance parallel application development. Our goal in this proposal is to produce preliminary results that will help secure large-scale funding from federal and/or corporate sponsors. The preliminary study will focus on exploring systems software support options, defining an appropriate structure for the software, and implementing core portions of one or two applications.
Effective start/end date6/1/045/31/05


  • KY Science and Technology Co Inc: $14,977.00


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