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August 9, 2007
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Supercomputing-like performance could be available for countless scientific applications through an approach that exploits the power of reconfigurable computing using field-programmable gate array. In a recent demonstration researchers tripled the speed of a popular biomolecular simulation package using standard programming languages on a system offered by SRC Computers.

Supercomputing-like performance could be available for countless scientific applications through an approach that exploits the power of reconfigurable computing using field-programmable gate array.

In a recent demonstration, Oak Ridge National Laboratory researchers tripled the speed of a popular biomolecular simulation package using standard programming languages on a system offered by SRC Computers.

While field-programmable gate arrays, which are a different type of logic chip than traditional microprocessors, are traditionally used for other purposes -- such as signal processing -- the team of ORNL and SRC Computers researchers has bridged the gap to exploit their incredible capabilities for improved performance on scientific applications.

"This possibility could deliver performance of supercomputing devices to institutional clusters and desktop users while balancing their needs for scientific productivity," said Sadaf Alam of ORNL's Computer Science and Mathematics Division and a co-author of the paper published in Computer."

This research is funded by DOE's Office of Science and the Laboratory Directed Research and Development program.

Reference: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/MC.2007.108


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