Table of Contents
CS 258 Parallel Computer Architecture
What will you get out of CS258?
Will it be worthwhile?
Am I going to read my book to you?
What is Parallel Architecture?
Why Study Parallel Architecture?
Why Study it Today?
Is Parallel Computing Inevitable?
TPC-C Results for March 1996
Scientific Computing Demand
Engineering Computing Demand
Applications: Speech and Image Processing
Is better parallel arch enough?
Summary of Application Trends
- - - Little break - - -
Can’t we just wait for it to get faster?
Technology: A Closer Look
Phases in “VLSI” Generation
How far will ILP go?
Threads Level Parallelism “on board”
What about Multiprocessor Trends?
What about Storage Trends?
Can we see some hard evidence?
Consider Scientific Supercomputing
Raw Uniprocessor Performance: LINPACK
Raw Parallel Performance: LINPACK
500 Fastest Computers
Summary: Why Parallel Architecture?
Where is Parallel Arch Going?
Modern Layered Framework
How will we spend out time?
How will grading work?
Any other questions?
Author: David E. Culler