Lee W. Howes, Oskar Mencer.

Main Publications

Lee W. Howes, Paul Price, Oskar Mencer, Olav Beckmann and Oliver Pell, "Comparing FPGAs to Graphics Accelerators and the Playstation 2 using a unified source description", IEEE Conference on Field Programmable Logic and Applications, 2006.

Lee W. Howes, Paul Price, Oskar Mencer and Olav Beckmann, "FPGAs, GPUs and the PS2 - A Single Programming Methodology" , poster, IEEE Symposium on Field Programmable Custom Computing Machines, 2006.

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Brief Introduction

Field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs), graphics processing units (scope for hardware acceleration of applications. Implementing algorithms on multiple architectures can be a long and complicated process. We demonstrate an approach to compiling for FPGAs, GPUs and PS2 vector units using a unified description based on A Stream Compiler (ASC) for FPGAs. As an example of its use we implement a Montecarlo simulation using ASC. The unified description allows us to evaluate optimisations for specific architectures on top of a single base description, saving time and effort.

This project funded by donations from Sony and Nvidia.

Faculty of Engineering: Department of Computing
Computer Architecture