OpenMP to FPGA Offloading Prototype Using OpenCL SDK

  • Field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) are of great interest for future high-performance computing and data analytics systems, since they are capable of efficient, highly-parallel data processing. Even though high-level synthesis became more popular in the last years, the effort of porting existing scientific software onto FPGAs is still considerable. We propose to use OpenMP target offloading as a solution, which we implement in a first prototype, making use of the preexisting OpenCL SDK of the FPGA vendor. Early results demonstrate the feasibility of this approach and also reveal that further optimizations will be necessary such that code can be written in an FPGA-agnostic way.

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Author:Marius Knaust, Florian Mayer, Thomas Steinke
Document Type:In Proceedings
Parent Title (English):2019 IEEE International Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium Workshops (IPDPSW)
First Page:387
Last Page:390
Year of first publication:2019
DOI:https://doi.org/10.1109/IPDPSW.2019.00072