Studies from University of Malaga Reveal New Findings on Concurrent Engineering (Toward energy efficiency in heterogeneous processors: findings on virtual screening methods)
By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Journal of Engineering -- Research findings on Concurrent Engineering are discussed in a new report. According to news reporting out of Malaga, Spain, by VerticalNews editors, research stated, "The integration of the latest breakthroughs in computational modeling and high performance computing (HPC) has leveraged advances in the fields of healthcare and drug discovery, among others. By integrating all these developments together, scientists are creating new exciting personal therapeutic strategies for living longer that were unimaginable not that long ago."
Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from the University of Malaga, "However, we are witnessing the biggest revolution in HPC in the last decade. Several graphics processing unit architectures have established their niche in the HPC arena but at the expense of an excessive power and heat. A solution for this important problem is based on heterogeneity. In this paper, we analyze power consumption on heterogeneous systems, benchmarking a bioinformatics kernel within the framework of virtual screening methods. Cores and frequencies are tuned to further improve the performance or energy efficiency on those architectures. Our experimental results show that targeted low-cost systems are the lowest power consumption platforms, although the most energy efficient platform and the best suited for performance improvement is the Kepler GK110 graphics processing unit from Nvidia by using compute unified device architecture."
According to the news editors, the research concluded: "Finally, the open computing language version of virtual screening shows a remarkable performance penalty compared with its compute unified device architecture counterpart."
For more information on this research see: Toward energy efficiency in heterogeneous processors: findings on virtual screening methods. Concurrency and Computation-Practice & Experience, 2014;26(10):1832-1846. 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 G.D. Guerrero, University of Malaga, Dept. of Comp Architecture, E-29071 Malaga, Spain. Additional authors for this research include J.M. Cebrian, H. Perez-Sanchez, J.M. Garcia, M. Ujaldon and J.M. Cecilia.
Keywords for this news article include: Spain, Malaga, Europe, Concurrent Engineering
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