1st Edition

Heterogeneous Computing Architectures Challenges and Vision

    340 Pages 83 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    338 Pages 83 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Heterogeneous Computing Architectures: Challenges and Vision provides an updated vision of the state-of-the-art of heterogeneous computing systems, covering all the aspects related to their design: from the architecture and programming models to hardware/software integration and orchestration to real-time and security requirements. The transitions from multicore processors, GPU computing, and Cloud computing are not separate trends, but aspects of a single trend-mainstream; computers from desktop to smartphones are being permanently transformed into heterogeneous supercomputer clusters. The reader will get an organic perspective of modern heterogeneous systems and their future evolution.



    About the Editors


    1 Heterogeneous Data Center Architectures: Software&Hardware Integration and Orchestration Aspects

    1.1 Introduction

    1.2 Backgrounds

    1.3 Heterogeneous devices in modern data centers

    1.4 Orchestration in heterogeneous environments

    1.5 Simulations

    1.6 Conclusions

    2 Modular Operating Systems for Large Scale, Distributed and Heterogeneous Environments

    2.1 Introduction

    2.2 Modern Applications

    2.3 Related Work

    2.4 Modular Operating Systems

    2.5 Analysis

    2.6 Conclusion

    3 Programming and Architecture Models

    3.1 Introduction

    3.2 Heterogeneous Programming Models

    3.3 Heterogeneous Programming Languages

    3.4 Heterogeneous Device Selection

    3.5 Emerging Programming Models and Architectures

    3.6 Ongoing European Projects

    3.7 Conclusions

    4 Simplifying Parallel Programming and Execution for Distributed Heterogeneous Computing Platforms

    4.1 Introduction

    4.2 StarSs: a Task-based Approach

    4.3 Related Work

    4.4 Conclusion

    5 Design-time Tooling to Guide Programming for Embedded Heterogeneous Hardware Platforms

    5.1 Introduction

    5.2 Placer - Input and Output Metamodels

    5.3 Graphical Front-End

    5.4 Placement algorithm

    5.5 DS-Explorer

    5.6 The AquaScan Case Study

    5.7 Related Works

    5.8 Conclusion and Future Work

    6 Middleware, Infrastructure Management and Self-Reconfiguration for Heterogeneous Parallel Architecture Environments

    6.1 Introduction

    6.2 Architecture

    6.3 Adaptation Framework

    6.4 Experimental Design

    6.5 Evaluation

    6.6 Related Work

    6.7 Conclusion

    7 A Novel Framework for Utilising Multi-FPGAs in HPC Systems

    7.1 Introduction

    7.2 The Framework

    7.3 UNILOGIC & Hardware Platform

    7.4 Runtime System

    7.5 Accelerator Generation

    7.6 Partial Reconfiguration

    7.7 Conclusions

    8 A Quantitative Comparison for Image Recognition on Accelerated Heterogeneous Cloud Infrastructures

    8.1 Introduction

    8.2 Computational approaches on Caffe

    8.3 Performance evaluation and quantitative comparison

    8.4 Conclusions

    9 Machine Learning on Low-Power Low-Cost Platforms: an Application Case Study

    9.1 Introduction

    9.2 Backgrounds

    9.3 Running CNNs on a bare-metal accelerator: a case study

    9.4 Solution design

    9.5 Experimental evaluation

    9.6 Conclusion

    10 Security for Heterogeneous Systems

    10.1 Heterogeneous systems today

    10.2 Heterogeneous systems issues

    10.3 PDR secure framework

    10.4 Conclusion

    11 Real-Time Heterogeneous Platforms

    11.1 Real Time task models

    11.2 Architecture

    11.3 Software support and programming models for future RT systems

    12 Future Challenges in Heterogeneity

    12.1 Introduction

    12.2 The heterogeneous computing continuum

    12.3 Processing architectures evolution

    12.4 Programming challenges

    12.5 Orchestration in heterogeneous environments

    12.6 Conclusion




    Olivier Terzo is Head of the Advanced Computing and Electromagnetics (ACE) Research Area at Leading Innovation & Knowledge for Society (LINKS) Foundation.

    Karim Djemame is a Professor at the School of Computing and is the co-founder of the Heterogeneous Hardware & Software Alliance (HH&S), an initiative undertaken by the Transparent heterogeneous hardware Architecture deployment for eNergy Gain in Operation (TANGO) project.

    Alberto Scionti is a Senior Researcher in the Advanced Computing and Electromagnetics (ACE) Research Area at Leading Innovation & Knowledge for Society (LINKS) Foundation.

    Clara Pezuela is the Head of IT Market at Research and Innovation Group in Atos. She is also the President of PLANETIC, the Spanish technology platform for the adoption and promotion of ICT in Spain.