News Column

Study Findings from University of Bologna Broaden Understanding of Concurrent Engineering

February 26, 2014



By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Journal of Engineering -- Investigators discuss new findings in Concurrent Engineering. According to news reporting out of Bologna, Italy, by VerticalNews editors, research stated, "This paper introduces SIMinG-1k-a manycore simulator infrastructure. SIMinG-1k is a graphics processing unit accelerated, parallel simulator for design-space exploration of large-scale manycore systems."

Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from the University of Bologna, "It features an optimal trade-off between modeling accuracy and simulation speed. Its main objectives are high performance, flexibility, and ability to simulate thousands of cores. SIMinG-1k can model different architectures (currently, we support ARM (Available from: http://infocenter.arm.com/help/index.jsp?topic=/com.arm.doc.ddi0100i/index.html) and Intel x86) using two-step approac where architecture specific front end is decoupled from a fast and parallel manycore virtual machine running on graphical processing unit platform. We evaluate the simulator for target architecture with up to 4096 cores."

According to the news editors, the research concluded: "Our results demonstrate very high scalability and almost linear speedup with simulation of increasing number of cores."

For more information on this research see: SIMinG-1k: A thousand-core simulator running on general-purpose graphical processing units. Concurrency and Computation-Practice & Experience, 2013;25(10):1443-1461. Concurrency and Computation-Practice & Experience can be contacted at: Wiley-Blackwell, 111 River St, Hoboken 07030-5774, NJ, USA.

Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting S. Raghav, University of Bologna, DEIS, I-40126 Bologna, Italy. Additional authors for this research include A. Marongiu, C. Pinto, M. Ruggiero, D. Atienza and L. Benini.

Keywords for this news article include: Italy, Europe, Bologna, Concurrent Engineering

Our reports deliver fact-based news of research and discoveries from around the world. Copyright 2014, NewsRx LLC


For more stories covering the world of technology, please see HispanicBusiness' Tech Channel



Source: Journal of Engineering


Story Tools