Publications

Maxeler’s work with academic and industry researchers has resulted in frequent publication by our scientists and engineers in academic journals and conference presentations. Below is a selection of recent publications.

2017

Cloud Deployment and Management of Dataflow Engines

Nemanja Trifunovic, Hristina Palikareva, Tobias Becker, Georgi Gaydadjiev

CloudNG:17 Proceedings of the 1st International Workshop on Next generation of Cloud Architectures, 2017

Rapid Development of gzip with MaxJ

Nils Voss, Tobias Becker, Oskar Mencer, and Georgi Gaydadjiev

Applied Reconfigurable Computing (ARC), 2017

From Exaflop to Exaflow

Tobias Becker, Pavel Burovskiy, Anna Maria Nestorov, Hristina Palikareva, Enrico Reggiani and Georgi Gaydadjiev

Design, Automation and Test in Europe (DATE), 2017

Data Flow Computing in Geoscience Applications

L. Gan, H. Fu, O. Mencer, W. Luk, and G. Yang

Advances in Computers, Volume 104, Pages 125–158, Elsevier, 2017

Using MaxCompiler for the high level synthesis of trigger algorithms

S. Summers, A. Rose and P. Sanders

Journal of Instrumentation, Volume 12, February 2017, IOP Publishing

2016

Automated Dataflow Graph Merging

Nils Voss, Stephen Girdlestone, Oskar Mencer and Georgi Gaydadjiev

SAMOS XVI: International Conference on Embedded Computer Systems: Architectures, Modeling, and Simulation, 2016

EXTRA: Towards the exploitation of eXascale technology for reconfigurable architectures

D. Stroobandt, A. Varbanescu, C. Ciobanu, M.A. Kadi, A. Brokalakis, G. Charitopoulos, T. Todman, X. Niu, D. Pnevmatikatos, A. Kulkarni, E. Vansteenkiste, W. Luk, M. Santambrogio, D. Sciuto, M. Hübner, T. Becker, G. Gaydadjiev, A. Nikitakis, A. Thom

International Symposium on Reconfigurable Communication-centric Systems-on-Chip, (ReCoSoC), 2016

CLOUDLIGHTNING: A Framework for a Self-organising and Self-managing Heterogeneous Cloud

T. Lynn, H. Xiong, D. Dong, B. Momani, G. Gravvanis, C. Filelis-Papadopoulos, A. Elster, M. Khan, D. Tzovaras, K. Giannoutakis, D. Petcu, M. Neagul, I. Dragon, P. Kuppudayar, S. Natarajan, M. McGrath, G. Gaydadjiev, T. Becker, A. Gourinovitch, D. Kenny and J. Morrison

6th International Conference on Cloud Computing and Services Science, 333-338, 2016

Quality of Service Driven Runtime Resource Allocation in Reconfigurable HPC Architectures

Marcello Pogliani, Gianluca C. Durelli, Ettore M. G. Trainiti, Tobias Becker, Peter Sanders, Cristiana Bolchini and Marco D. Santambrogio

10th HiPEAC Workshop on Reconfigurable Computing (WRC), 2016

2015

EXTRA: Towards an Efficient Open Platform for Reconfigurable High Performance Computing.

C. Ciobanu, A. Varbanescu, D. Pnevmatikatos, G. Charitopoulos, X. Niu, W. Luk, M. Santambrogio, D. Sciuto, M.A. Kadi, M. Hübner, T. Becker, G. Gaydadjiev, A. Brokalakis, A. Nikitakis, A. Thom, E. Vansteenkiste and D. Stroobandt

18th IEEE International Conference on Computational Science and Engineering, CSE 2015: pp. 339-342

AEGLE: A big bio-data analytics framework for integrated health-care services

D. Soudris, S. Xydis, C. Baloukas, A. Hadzidimitriou, I. Chouvarda, K. Stamatopoulos, N. Maglaveras, J. Chang, A. Raptopoulos, D. Manset, B. Pierscionek, R. Kayyali, N. Phillip, T. Becker, K. Vaporidi, E. Kondili, D. Georgopoulos, L.A. Sutton, R. Rosenquist, L. Scarfo, P. Ghia

2015 International Conference on Embedded Computer Systems: Architectures, Modeling, and Simulation, SAMOS. pp. 246-253

New Benchmarking Methodology and Programming Model for Big Data Processing

Anton Kos, Sašo Tomažič, Jakob Salom, Nemanja Trifunovic, Mateo Valero, and Veljko Milutinovic

International Journal of Distributed Sensor Networks, Volume 2015 (2015), Article ID 271752

FASTER: Facilitating Analysis and Synthesis Technologies for Effective Reconfiguration

D. Pnevmatikatos, K. Papadimitriou, T. Becker, P. Böhm, A. Brokalakis, K. Bruneel, C. Ciobanu, T. Davidson, G. Gaydadjiev, K. Heyse, W. Luk, X. Niu, I. Papaefstathiou, D. Pau, O. Pell, C. Pilato, M. Santambrogio, D. Sciuto, D. Stroobandt, T. Todman and E. Vansteenkiste

Microprocessors and Microsystems – Embedded Hardware Design 39(4-5): 321-338 (2015)

A Data Centric Perspective on Memory Placement

Yitzhak Birk, Oskar Mencer

The International Symposium on Memory Systems (MEMSYS) 2015

Ultra Low Latency Dataflow Renderer

Sebastian Friston, Anthony Steed, Simon Tilbury, Georgi Gaydadjiev

2015 International Conference on Field Programmable Logic and Applications (FPL)

Recursive Pipelined Genetic Propagation for Bilevel Optimisation

Shengjia Shao, Liucheng Guo, Ce Guo, Thomas C.P. Chau, David B. Thomas, Wayne Luk, Stephen Weston

2015 International Conference on Field Programmable Logic and Applications (FPL)

2014

Real-Time Olivary Neuron Simulations on Dataflow Computing Machines

Georgios Smaragdos, Craig Davies, Christos Strydis, Ioannis Sourdis, Catalin Ciobanu, Oskar Mencer, and Chris I. De Zeeuw

Supercomputing 2014; Springer, 487-497

Accelerating Transfer Entropy Computation

Shengjia Shao, Ce Guo, Wayne Luk, Stephen Weston

Field-Programmable Technology, (FPT) 2014 International Conference on; 60-67

Pipelined Reconfigurable Accelerator for Ordinal Pattern Encoding

Ce Guo, Wayne Luk, Stephen Weston

Application-Specific Systems, Architectures and Processors (ASAP), 2014 IEEE 25th International Conference on; 194-201

A Self-Aware Tuning and Self-Aware Evaluation Method for Finite-Difference Applications in Reconfigurable Systems

Xinyu Niu, Qiwei Jin, Wayne Luk, Stephen Weston

ACM Transactions on Reconfigurable Technology and Systems (TRETS) 7(2): 15:1-15:19 (2014)

FASTER: Facilitating Analysis and Synthesis Technologies for Effective Reconfiguration

D. Pnevmatikatos, K. Papadimitriou, T. Becker, P. Bohm, A. Brokalakis, K. Bruneel, C. Ciobanu, T. Davidson, G. Gaydadjiev, K. Heyse, W. Luk, X. Niu, I. Papaefstathiou, D. Pau, O. Pell, C. Pilato, M. D. Santambrogio, D. Sciuto, D. Stroobandt, T. Todman, E. Vansteenkiste

Elsevier Journal on Microprocessors and Microsystems (MICPRO), (2014)

Dataflow Acceleration of Krylov Subspace Sparse Banded Problems

Pavel Burovskiy, Stephen Girdlestone, Craig Davies, Spencer J. Sherwin, Wayne Luk

The 24th International Conference on Field Programmable Logic and Applications (FPL2014). 2-4 Sept, 2014

A Highly-Efficient and Green Data Flow Engine for Solving Euler Atmospheric Equations

Haohuan Fu, Lin Gan, Chao Yang, Wayne Luk

The 24th International Conference on Field Programmable Logic and Applications (FPL2014). 2-4 Sept, 2014

Biomedical Image Processing and Reconstruction with Dataflow Computing on FPGAs

Frederik Grüll, Udo Kebschull

The 24th International Conference on Field Programmable Logic and Applications (FPL2014). 2-4 Sept, 2014

Solving the Global Atmospheric Equations through Heterogeneous Reconfigurable Platforms

Lin Gan, Haohuan Fu, Wayne Luk, Chao Yang, Wei Xue, Xiaomeng Huang, Youhui Zhang, Guangwen Yang

ACM Transactions on Reconfigurable Technology and Systems (TRETS)

Parallel Tree-reweighted Message Passing Architecture

Wenlai Zhao, Haohuan Fu, Guangwen Yang, Wayne Luk

The 24th International Conference on Field Programmable Logic and Applications (FPL2014)

A fully-pipelined FPGA design for tree-reweighted message passing algorithm

Wenlai Zhao, Haohuan Fu, Guangwen Yang

Field-Programmable Custom Computing Machines (FCCM), 2014

SAVE – Towards Efficient Resource Management in Heterogeneous System Architectures

G. Durelli, M. Coppola, K. Djafarian, G. Kornaros, A. Miele, M. Paolino, O. Pell, C. Plessl, M.D. Santambrogio, C. Bolchini

ARC 2014, Portugal 04/2014

HARNESS Project: Managing Heterogeneous Computing Resources for a Cloud Platform

José Gabriel F. Coutinho, Oliver Pell, E. O’Neill, P. Sanders, J. McGlone, Paul Grigoras, Wayne Luk, C. Ragusa

ARC 2014, Portugal 04/2014

Effective Reconfigurable Design: The FASTER Approach

Dionisios N. Pnevmatikatos, Tobias Becker, Andreas Brokalakis, Georgi Nedeltchev Gaydadjiev, Wayne Luk, Kyprianos Papadimitriou, Ioannis Papaefstathiou, D. Pau, Oliver Pell, Christian Pilato, Marco D. Santambrogio, Donatella Sciuto, Dirk Stroobandt

ARC 2014, Portugal 04/2014

On the Impact of Replacing a Low-Speed Memory Bus on the Maxeler Platform, Using the FPGA’s Configuration Infrastructure

Karel Heyse, Dirk Stroobandt, Oliver Kadlcek, Oliver Pell

ARC 2014, Portugal 04/2014

Scaling Reverse Time Migration Performance through Reconfigurable Dataflow Engines

Haohuan Fu, Lin Gan, Robert G. Clapp, Huabin Ruan, Oliver Pell,Oskar Mencer, Michael Flynn, Xiaomeng Huang, Guangwen Yang

IEEE Micro 01/2014

2013

Memory-bandwidth limited surface-related multiple prediction method for large data sets

P. Akerberg, T.Nemeth, O. Pell†, O. Charlesworth Chevron, Maxeler Technologies

SEG Technical Program Expand Abstracts 2013,  doi: 10.1190/segeab.32

VIEWPOINT: Moving from Petaflops to Petadata

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M. Flynnǁ, O. Mencer‡Ŧ, V. Milutinovic†, G. Rakocevic§, P. StenstromȢ, R.Trobecƥ, M. Valero Maxeler Technologies, ǁStanford University, Ŧ Imperial College London,  University of Belgrade,  §Mathematical Institute of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts in Belgrade, Ȣ Chalmers University of Technology,  ƥJožef Stefan Institute, Barcelona Supercomputing Centre

Communications of the ACM, Vol. 56 No. 5  May 2013, doi: 10.1145/2447976.2447989

Accelerating the Computation of Induced Dipoles for Molecular Mechanics with Dataflow Engines

F. Pratas, D. Oriato, O. Pell, R.A. Mata, L. Sousa

Field-Programmable Custom Computing Machines (FCCM), 2013 IEEE 21st Annual International Symposium on; 01/2013

Runtime adaptation on dataflow HPC platforms

R. Cattaneo, C. Pilato, M. Mastinu, O. Kadlcek, O. Pell, M.D. Santambrogio

Adaptive Hardware and Systems (AHS), 2013 NASA/ESA Conference on; 01/2013

Aspect driven compilation for dataflow designs

P. Grigoras, Xinyu Niu, J.G.F. Coutinho, W. Luk, J. Bower, O. Pell

Application-Specific Systems, Architectures and Processors (ASAP), 2013 IEEE 24th International Conference on; 01/2013

2012

Acceleration of a Meteorological Limited Area Model with Dataflow Engines

Diego Oriato, Simon Tilbury, Marino Marrocu§, Gabrielle Pusceddu§ Maxeler Technologies, §CRS4

2012 Symposium on Application Accelerators in High Performance Computing

Acceleration of the anisotropic PSPI imaging algorithm with dataflow engines

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C. Tomas, L. Cazzola, D. Oriato, O. Pell, D. Theis§, G. Satta§, E. Bonomi§ Eni E&P Division, Maxeler Technologies, §CRS4

82nd Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG) Meeting, Las Vegas, September 2012.

Maximum Performance Computing with Dataflow Engines

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O. Pell, V. Averbukh Maxeler Technologies

Computing in Science & Engineering, July-Aug. 2012, doi: 10.1109/MCSE.2012.78.

Finite Difference Wave Propagation Modeling on Special Purpose Dataflow Machines

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O. Pell, J. Bower, R. Dimond, O. Mencer§ and M. J. Flynn Maxeler Technologies, §Imperial College London

IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems, 2012, doi: 10.1109/TPDS.2012.198.

FASTER: Facilitating Analysis and Synthesis Technologies for Effective Reconfiguration

D Pnevmatikatos, T Becker, A Brokalakis, K Bruneel, G Gaydadjiev, W Luk, K Papadimitriou, I Papaefstathiou, O Pell, C Pilato, M Robart, M D Santambrogio, D Sciuto, D Stroobandt, T Todman

Digital System Design (DSD), 2012 15th Euromicro Conference on; 01/2012

2011

Finding the Right Level of Abstraction for Minimizing Operational Expenditure

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O. Mencer§, E. Vynckier, J. Spooner, S. Girdlestone and O. Charlesworth. Maxeler Technologies, Scottish Widows Investment Partnership, §Imperial College London

Workshop on High Performance Computational Finance at SC11, November 2011.

Rapid Computation of Value and Risk for Derivatives Portfolios

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S. Weston, J. Spooner, S. Racanière and O. Mencer§. J.P. Morgan, Maxeler Technologies, §Imperial College London

Concurrency and Computation: Practice and Experience, Special Issue Paper, July 2011, doi: 10.1002/cpe.1778.

Beyond Traditional Microprocessors for Geoscience High-Performance Computing Applications

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O. Lindtjorn, R. G. Clapp, O. Pell, O. Mencer, M. J. Flynn and H. Fu§. Stanford University, Maxeler Technologies, §Tsinghua University

IEEE Micro, vol. 31, no. 2, March/April 2011.

High Performance Smith-Waterman Local Sequence Alignment

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A. Fukui. University of Tokyo

Symposium on Verification, Tokyo, Japan, Febuary 2011.

2010

Accelerating the Computation of Portfolios of Tranched Credit Derivatives

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S. Weston, J-T. Marin, J. Spooner, O. Pell and O. Mencer. J.P. Morgan, Maxeler Technologies

IEEE Workshop on High Performance Computational Finance, New Orleans, USA, November 2010.

FD modeling beyond 70Hz

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D. Oriato, O. Pell, C. Andreoletti and N. Bienati. Maxeler Technologies, Eni E&P Division

SEG 2010 HPC Workshop, Denver, USA, October 2010.

Surviving the End of Scaling of Traditional Microprocessors in HPC

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O. Lindtjorn†‡, R. G. Clapp, O. Pell§, O. Mencer§ and M. J. Flynn§. Schlumberger, Stanford University, §Maxeler Technologies

IEEE HOT CHIPS 22, Stanford, USA, August 2010.

Fast 3D ZO CRS Stack

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P. Marchetti, D. Oriato, O. Pell, A.M. Cristini§ and D. Theis§. Eni E&P Division, Maxeler Technologies, §CRS4

72nd European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers (EAGE) Conference, Barcelona, June 2010.

Computational acceleration of credit and interest rate derivatives

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O. Mencer and S. Weston. Maxeler Technologies, J.P. Morgan

Global Derivatives Trading and Risk Management, Paris, May 2010.

2009

Anisotropic reverse-time migration using co-processors

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W. Liu, T. Nemeth, A. Loddoch, J. Stefani, R. Ergas, L. Zhuo, B. Volz, O. Pell and J. Huggett. Chevron, Maxeler Technologies

79th Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG) Meeting, Houston, October 2009.

Accelerating 3D Convolution using Streaming Architectures

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H. Fu, R. G. Clapp, O. Mencer§ and O. Pell§. Stanford University, Imperial College London, §Maxeler Technologies

79th Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG) Meeting, Houston, October 2009.

2008

An Implementation of the Acoustic Wave Equation

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T. Nemeth, J. Stefani, W. Liu, R. Dimond, O. Pell and R. Ergas§. Chevron, Maxeler Technologies, §formerly Chevron

78th Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG) Meeting, Las Vegas, November 2008.

MAXware: Acceleration in HPC

R. Dimond, M. Flynn, O. Mencer and O. Pell. Maxeler Technologies

IEEE HOT CHIPS 20, Stanford, USA, August 2008.

Design Space Analysis for the Acoustic Wave Equation

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O. Pell, T. Nemeth, J. Stefani and R. Ergas. Maxeler Technologies, Chevron

70th European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers (EAGE) Conference, Rome, Italy, June 2008.

Accelerating Seismic Computations – From the Perspective of Number Representations

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H. Fu, W. Osborne, R.G. Clapp and O. Pell§. Imperial College London, Stanford University, §Maxeler Technologies

70th European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers (EAGE) Conference, Rome, Italy, June 2008.

2007

Accelerating Subsurface Offset Gathers for 3D seismic Applications

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O. Pell and R. G. Clapp. Maxeler Technologies, Stanford University

77th Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG) Meeting, San Antonio, Sept. 2007.

Streaming Computation for Lattice Boltzmann Method

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O. Pell, Satoru Yamamoto, Kentaro Sano and Wayne Luk. Maxeler Technologies, Tohoku University, Imperial College London

IEEE International Conference, Kitakyushu, Japan, December 2007.