The VINEYARD integrated framework for hardware accelerators in the cloud

Christoforos Kachris, Dimitrios Soudris, Stelios Mavridis, Manolis Pavlidakis, Christi Symeonidou, Christos Kozanitis, Angelos Bilas, Damon Fenacci, Sharatchandra Varma Bogaraju, Hans Vandierendonck, Dimitrios S. Nikolopoulos

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Abstract

Emerging cloud applications like machine learning, AI and big data analytics required high performance computing systems that can sustain the increased amount of data processing without consuming excessive power. Towards this end, many cloud operators have started deploying hardware accelerators, like FPGAs, to increase the performance of computational intensive tasks but increasing the programming complexity to utilize these accelerators. VINEYARD has developed an efficient framework that allows the seamless deployment and utilization of hardware accelerators in the cloud without increasing the programming complexity and offering the flexibility of software packages. This paper presents the main components that have been developed in this framework such as the runtime system, the virtualization and the central acceleratorsŹ repository. The proposed platform has been demonstrated into 2 real use cases; neurocomputing applications and machine learning algorithms. The performance evaluation shows that the proposed scheme can achieve up to 25x speedup without increasing the programming complexity of these applications and it also demonstrates how it can be used for large suite of applications.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2018 International Conference on Embedded Computer Systems
Subtitle of host publicationArchitectures, Modeling and Simulation, SAMOS 2018
EditorsTrevor Mudge, Dionisios N. Pnevmatikatos
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Pages236-243
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9781450364942
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 15 Jul 2018
Externally publishedYes
Event18th Annual International conference on Embedded Computer Systems: Architectures, MOdeling and Simulation, SAMOS 2018 - Samos, Greece
Duration: 15 Jul 201819 Jul 2018

Conference

Conference18th Annual International conference on Embedded Computer Systems: Architectures, MOdeling and Simulation, SAMOS 2018
CountryGreece
CitySamos
Period15/07/201819/07/2018

Keywords

  • Cloud computing
  • FPGAs
  • Hardware accelerators
  • Machine learning
  • Reconfigurable computing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Software

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