TANOR: A tool for accelerating N-body simulations on reconfigurable platform

J. S. Kim, P. Mangalagiri, K. Irick, M. Kandemir, V. Narayanan, K. Sobti, L. Deng, Chaitali Chakrabarti, N. Pitsianis, X. Sun

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Abstract

Algorithm-architecture co-exploration is hindered by the lack of efficient tools. As a consequence, designers are currently able to explore only a limited set of points in the whole design space. There-fore, a tool that can allow fast exploration of algorithmic and architectural tradeoffs in an automated manner is highly desired. In this paper, we describe TANOR an automated tool targeted for designing hardware accelerators for the class of N-body interaction problems. The design flow, starting from a high level (MATLAB) description, configures the entire system automatically. We describe the design of TANOR and demonstrate the effectiveness and adaptability of our tool using three different target applications, namely, the gravitational kernel used in astrophysics, the gaussian kernel common in image processing applications, and a force calculation kernel applied in molecular dynamics. Our results demonstrate that TANOR generates hardware accelerator that are competitive with existing custom accelerator.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2007 International Conference on Field Programmable Logic and Applications, FPL
Pages68-73
Number of pages6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2007
Event2007 International Conference on Field Programmable Logic and Applications, FPL - Amsterdam, Netherlands
Duration: Aug 27 2007Aug 29 2007

Publication series

NameProceedings - 2007 International Conference on Field Programmable Logic and Applications, FPL

Other

Other2007 International Conference on Field Programmable Logic and Applications, FPL
CountryNetherlands
CityAmsterdam
Period8/27/078/29/07

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Kim, J. S., Mangalagiri, P., Irick, K., Kandemir, M., Narayanan, V., Sobti, K., Deng, L., Chakrabarti, C., Pitsianis, N., & Sun, X. (2007). TANOR: A tool for accelerating N-body simulations on reconfigurable platform. In Proceedings - 2007 International Conference on Field Programmable Logic and Applications, FPL (pp. 68-73). [4380627] (Proceedings - 2007 International Conference on Field Programmable Logic and Applications, FPL). https://doi.org/10.1109/FPL.2007.4380627