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RAMP: Research Accelerator for Multiple Processors
March/April 2007 (vol. 27 no. 2)
pp. 46-57
John Wawrzynek, University of California, Berkeley
David Patterson, University of California, Berkeley
Mark Oskin, University of Washington
Shih-Lien Lu, Intel
Christoforos Kozyrakis, Stanford University
James C. Hoe, Carnegie Mellon University
Derek Chiou, University of Texas at Austin
Krste Asanović, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
The RAMP project's goal is to enable the intensive, multidisciplinary innovation that the computing industry will need to tackle the problems of parallel processing. RAMP itself is an open-source, community-developed, FPGA-based emulator of parallel architectures. Its design framework lets a large, collaborative community develop and contribute reusable, composable design modules. Three complete designs--for transactional memory, distributed systems, and distributed-shared memory--demonstrate the platform's potential.
Index Terms:
hardware-software codesign, transactional memory, distributed systems, distributed-shared memory, parallel architectures, emulation, field-programmable gate arrays, modeling of computer architecture, integration
John Wawrzynek, David Patterson, Mark Oskin, Shih-Lien Lu, Christoforos Kozyrakis, James C. Hoe, Derek Chiou, Krste Asanović, "RAMP: Research Accelerator for Multiple Processors," IEEE Micro, vol. 27, no. 2, pp. 46-57, March-April 2007, doi:10.1109/MM.2007.39
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