Performance of a Lattice Quantum Chromodynamics kernel on the Cell processor

J. Spray, J. Hill, A. Trew

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Abstract

The implementation of a proof-of-concept Lattice Quantum Chromodynamics kernel on the Cell processor is described in detail, illustrating issues encountered in the porting process. The resulting code performs up to 45 GFlop/s per socket (without inter-node parallel communications), indicating that the Cell processor is likely to be a good platform for future Lattice QCD calculations.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)642-646
Number of pages5
JournalComputer Physics Communications
Volume179
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2008

Keywords

  • Cell processor
  • Multi-core programming
  • Lattice QCD

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