Hardware and software requirements for implementing a high-performance superconductivity circuits-based accelerator

Farhad Mehdipour, Hiroaki Honda, Koji Inoue, Kazuaki Murakami

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Abstract

Single-Flux Quantum based large-scale data-path processor (SFQ-LSRDP) is a reconfigurable computing system which is implemented by means of superconductivity circuits. SFQ-LSRDP has a capability of accelerating data flow graphs (DFGs) extracted from scientific applications. Using an alternative technology instead of CMOS circuits for implementing such hardware entails considering particular constraints and conditions from the architecture and tools development perspectives. In this paper, we will introduce hardware specifications of the LSRDP and the tool chain developed for implementing applications. Placing and routing data flow graphs is a fundamental part to develop applications on the SFQ-LSRDP. Algorithms for placing DFG operations and routing nets corresponding to the edges of data flow graphs will be discussed in more details. These algorithms have been applied on a number of data flow graphs and the results demonstrate their efficiency. Further, simulation results demonstrates remarkable performance numbers in the range of hundreds of Gflops for the proposed architecture.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 3rd Asia Symposium on Quality Electronic Design, ASQED 2011
Pages229-235
Number of pages7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2011
Event3rd Asia Symposium on Quality Electronic Design, ASQED 2011 - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Duration: Jul 19 2011Jul 20 2011

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 3rd Asia Symposium on Quality Electronic Design, ASQED 2011

Other

Other3rd Asia Symposium on Quality Electronic Design, ASQED 2011
CountryMalaysia
CityKuala Lumpur
Period7/19/117/20/11

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality

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Mehdipour, F., Honda, H., Inoue, K., & Murakami, K. (2011). Hardware and software requirements for implementing a high-performance superconductivity circuits-based accelerator. In Proceedings of the 3rd Asia Symposium on Quality Electronic Design, ASQED 2011 (pp. 229-235). [6111751] (Proceedings of the 3rd Asia Symposium on Quality Electronic Design, ASQED 2011). https://doi.org/10.1109/ASQED.2011.6111751