Monday, October 24, 2016

[Links of the day] 24/10/2016 : HPC scratchpad memory architecture, Flexible Package manager

  • Spack : flexible package manager designed to support multiple versions, configurations, platforms, and compilers. Cool feature : its non destructive, which means you can have multiple version co-existing in the same system. [Github]
  • Runnemede : energy-optimized research architecture using scratchpad ( software managed ) rather than HW cache. They achieve almost a 4x energy improvement vs standard design. [slides]
  • Efficient HPC Data Motion via Scratchpad Memory : Earlier paper demonstrating the efficiency of scratchpad rather than cache for Data motion in HPC systems.

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