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The ability to perform long, accurate molecular dynamics (MD) simulations involving proteins and other biological macro-molecules could in principle provide answers to some of the most important currently outstanding questions in the fields of biology, chemistry and medicine. A wide range of biologically interesting phenomena, however, occur over time(More)
Neural Machine Translation (NMT) is an end-to-end learning approach for automated translation, with the potential to overcome many of the weaknesses of conventional phrase-based translation systems. Unfortunately, NMT systems are known to be computationally expensive both in training and in translation inference – sometimes prohibitively so in the case of(More)
Modern high-performance architectures require extremely accurate branch prediction to overcome the performance limitations of conditional branches. We present a framework that categorizes branch prediction schemes by the way in which they partition dynamic branches and by the kind of predictor that they use. The framework allows us to compare and contrast(More)
Anton is a recently completed special-purpose supercomputer designed for molecular dynamics (MD) simulations of biomolecular systems. The machine's specialized hardware dramatically increases the speed of MD calculations, making possible for the first time the simulation of biological molecules at an atomic level of detail for periods on the order of a(More)
Recent studies of dynamic branch prediction schemes rely almost exclusively on user-only simulations to evaluate performance. We find that an evaluation of these schemes with user and kernel references often leads to different conclusions. By analyzing our own Atom-generated system traces and the system traces from the Instruction Benchmark Suite, we(More)
How much do two profiles of the same program differ? When has a profile changed enough to warrant reexamination of the profiled program? And how should two or more profiles be combined to make a better hybrid profile? To answer these questions, we borrow concepts from information theory that measure the differences between the distributions of random(More)
Anton, a massively parallel special-purpose machine for molecular dynamics simulations, performs a 32x32x32 FFT in 3.7 microseconds and a 64x64x64 FFT in 13.3 microseconds on a configuration with 512 nodes---an order of magnitude faster than all other FFT implementations of which we are aware. Achieving this FFT performance requires a coordinated(More)