OpenCL and the 13 Dwarfs: A Work in Progress

Provided by: Association for Computing Machinery
Topic: Hardware
Format: PDF
In the past, evaluating the architectural innovation of parallel computing devices relied on a benchmark suite based on existing programs, e.g., EEMBC or SPEC. However, with the growing ubiquity of parallel computing devices, the authors argue that it is unclear how best to express parallel computation, and hence, a need exists to identify a higher level of abstraction for reasoning about parallel application requirements. Therefore, the goal of this combination \"Work-in-progress and vision\" paper is to delineate application requirements in a manner that is not overly specific to individual applications or the optimizations used for certain hardware platforms, so that they can draw broader conclusions about hardware requirements.

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