The Oxford e-Research Centre Many-Core Seminar Series

Steve Kerrison (Invited speaker)

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course


Swallow: Many-core computing with lightweight, real-time embedded processors The Swallow project is an array of many XMOS xCORE processors - small embedded processors that provide fine-grained time-determinism, easy parallelism and a low latency communication network. Although the main application areas of the xCORE are in embedded systems, an argument can be made for constructing a large array of these chips for handling workloads more familiar to HPC installations. This talk explores the anatomy of an xCORE and the unique yet familiar way in which software can be developed for them, what the Swallow project hopes to achieve along with the challenges involved, and a discussion of why such an architecture could make a good alternative to traditional HPC systems for certain types of problem.
Period7 Oct 2012
Event typeSeminar
LocationOxford, United Kingdom