Shakti Kapoor

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The Cell Broadband Engine™ is a new heterogeneous multi-core processor from IBM, Sony, and Toshiba. It contains eight co-processors, called Synergistic Processing Elements (SPEs), which operate directly on distinct 256 KB local stores, and also have access to a shared 512 MB to 2 GB main memory. The combined peak speed of the SPEs is 204.8 Gflop/s in(More)
The Cell is a heterogeneous multi-core processor, which has eight co-processors, called SPEs. The SPEs can access a common shared main memory through DMA, and each SPE can directly operate on a small distinct local store. An MPI implementation can use each SPE as if it were a node for an MPI process. In this paper, we discuss the efficient implementation of(More)
The Cell Broadband Engine™ is a heterogeneous multi-core architecture developed by IBM, Sony and Toshiba. It has eight computation intensive cores (SPEs) with a small local memory, and a single PowerPC core. The SPEs have a total peak single precision performance of 204.8 Gflops/s, and 14.64 Gflops/s in double precision. Therefore, the Cell has a good(More)
Post-silicon validation is a necessary step in a design's verification process. Pre-silicon techniques such as simulation and emulation are limited in scope and volume as compared to what can be achieved on the silicon itself. Some parts of the verification, such as full-system functional verification, cannot be practically covered with current pre-silicon(More)
The post-silicon validation phase in a processor's design life cycle is geared towards finding all remaining bugs in the system. It is, in fact, our last opportunity to find functional and electrical bugs in the design before shipping it to customers. In this paper, we provide a high-level overview of the methodology and technologies put into use as part(More)
The Cell Broadband Engine shows much promise in high performance computing applications. The Cell is a heterogeneous multi-core processor, with the bulk of the computational work load meant to be borne by eight co-processors called SPEs. Each SPE operates on a distinct 256 KB local store, and all the SPEs also have access to a shared 512 MB to 2 GB main(More)
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