Alan Simpson

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We describe the FPGA HPC Alliance's Parallel Toolkit (PTK), an initial step towards the standardization of high-level configuration and APIs for high-performance reconfigurable computing (HPRC). We discuss the motivation and challenges of reaping the performance benefits of FPGAs for memory-bound HPC codes and describe the approach we have taken on the(More)
This paper reviews the current state of the art in high-performance reconfigurable computing (HPRC) from the perspective of EPCC, the high-performance computing centre at the University of Edinburgh. We look at architectural and programming trends and assess some of the challenges that HPRC needs to address in order to drive itself across the chasm from the(More)
We present the initial results from the FHPCA Supercomputer project at the University of Edinburgh. The project has successfully built a general-purpose 64 FPGA computer and ported to it three demonstration applications from the oil, medical and finance sectors. This paper describes in brief the machine itself – Maxwell – its hardware and software(More)
The aim of this study was to investigate upper body muscle activity during a 30 s Wingate test. Eighteen physically active participants performed a Wingate test while muscle activity was recorded from the brachioradialis (BR), biceps brachii (BB), triceps brachii (TB) and upper trapezius (UT). Measurements were obtained at rest, during a function maximal(More)
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