A Floating-Point Solver for Band Structured Linear Equations

Provided by: Imperial College London
Topic: Data Centers
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Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs) have gradually been increasing their capacities and started to incorporate optimized coarse-grained modules such as BlockRAMs, multipliers, and even processors. These developments have extended their field of applications and one field that has been gaining significant interest is the acceleration of Floating-Point (FP) scientific computing. In this field, a recurring subtask is the solution of systems of linear equations. One well studied method that has proven to be very efficient in software and robust at finding such solutions is the Conjugate Gradient (CG) algorithm.

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