GPSME

A General Toolkit for “GPUtilisation” in SME Applications

 Coordinatore UNIVERSITY OF BEDFORDSHIRE 

 Organization address address: PARK SQUARE
city: LUTON
postcode: LU1 3JU

contact info
Titolo: Prof.
Nome: Feng
Cognome: Dong
Email: send email
Telefono: +44 1582 743940

 Nazionalità Coordinatore United Kingdom [UK]
 Totale costo 1˙493˙690 €
 EC contributo 1˙139˙520 €
 Programma FP7-SME
Specific Programme "Capacities": Research for the benefit of SMEs
 Code Call FP7-SME-2011
 Funding Scheme BSG-SME
 Anno di inizio 2011
 Periodo (anno-mese-giorno) 2011-10-01   -   2013-09-30

 Partecipanti

# participant  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    UNIVERSITY OF BEDFORDSHIRE

 Organization address address: PARK SQUARE
city: LUTON
postcode: LU1 3JU

contact info
Titolo: Prof.
Nome: Feng
Cognome: Dong
Email: send email
Telefono: +44 1582 743940

UK (LUTON) coordinator 23˙680.00
2    ROTASOFT YAZILIM TEKNOLOJILERI LIMITED SIRKETI

 Organization address address: GALYUM BINASI BODRUM KAT 42
city: Ankara
postcode: 6530

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Münir
Cognome: Ercan
Email: send email
Telefono: 903122000000
Fax: 903122000000

TR (Ankara) participant 275˙830.00
3    IMAGEMETRY S.R.O.

 Organization address address: JUGOSLAVSKYCH PARTYZANU 1580 3
city: PRAHA
postcode: 160 00

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Babak
Cognome: Mahdian
Email: send email
Telefono: 420737000000

CZ (PRAHA) participant 267˙820.00
4    SCS SRL

 Organization address address: VIA PARINI 1
city: CASALECCHIO DI RENO
postcode: 40033

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Alessandro
Cognome: Chiarini
Email: send email
Telefono: 39051590215
Fax: 3905120000000

IT (CASALECCHIO DI RENO) participant 259˙260.00
5    ANSMART LTD

 Organization address address: HALFORD ROAD ICKENHAM 107
city: UXBRIDGE
postcode: UB10 8QA

contact info
Titolo: Mrs.
Nome: Xia
Cognome: Zhao
Email: send email
Telefono: +44 1895 232445

UK (UXBRIDGE) participant 217˙107.06
6    MEDICSIGHT PLC

 Organization address address: HAMMERSMITH ROAD 66
city: LONDON
postcode: W14 8UD

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Xujiong
Cognome: Ye
Email: send email
Telefono: +44 0207 605 1180

UK (LONDON) participant 71˙557.59
7    MEDICSIGHT LIMITED

 Organization address address: HAMMERSMITH GROVE 26/28
city: LONDON
postcode: W6 7BA

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Xujiong
Cognome: Ye
Email: send email
Telefono: +44 0207 605 1180

UK (LONDON) participant 23˙225.35
8    RIJKSUNIVERSITEIT GRONINGEN

 Organization address address: Broerstraat 5
city: GRONINGEN
postcode: 9712CP

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Jan
Cognome: Poutsma
Email: send email
Telefono: +31 50 363 4142
Fax: +31 50 363 4500

NL (GRONINGEN) participant 1˙040.00

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 Obiettivo del progetto (Objective)

'The recent explosion of GPU (Graphical Processing Unit) power has not been fully utilised by many SMEs, possibly because GPU programming requires specialist skills different from those of conventional programming. GPSME will provide the SME participants with a simple route to accessing GPU power. Each of the SME participants is facing increasing competition in the market and GPSME will allow them to greatly improve their products in terms of speed and quality without major overheads. By involving close cooperation between the SMEs and RTD performers, GPSME will develop a toolkit to automate the conversion of existing sequential CPU code to an optimal GPU implementation. With such a toolkit, the SMEs will be able to convert their existing CPU code without committing significant effort and time. It will also support the execution of advanced techniques within acceptable runtimes and hence allow the SMEs to use more complex computing models in their new products. This will bring them major commercial benefits and significantly improve their market positions. Technically, GPSME features techniques to adapt automatic parallelization to the latest GPU compute architecture to deliver optimal performance. This is expected to greatly improve on traditional CPU-based automatic parallelization. The literature review has suggested that the techniques in this area are still very much in their infancy and that there is no existing toolkit that can benefit the SMEs immediately. The application areas of the SME participants are widely differing, so GPSME will produce a breakthrough that will open the door for great performance gains across many areas of application. This development will be particularly suitable for SMEs that focus applications on moderate platforms. In the long term, the outcomes of GPSME will benefit many companies and improve industrial competitiveness across the whole European Union.'

Introduzione (Teaser)

To develop new products, small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) may need expensive computer resources. An alternative is to convert existing machines into parallel processors, which would provide the power but at low cost.

Descrizione progetto (Article)

Parallel computing means to divide computer tasks among two or more processing chips. That gives a tremendous speed improvement compared to single-chip machines.

The EU-funded project 'A general toolkit for GPUtilisation in SME applications' (http://www.gp-sme.eu (GPSME)) brought super-computing concepts to the office. Modern computers generally have an under-utilised second processor in the form of the graphics processing unit (GPU). The eight-member project aimed to network the GPU with the main processor. GPSME ran for two years to the end of September 2013.

GPSME developed and tested tools for converting existing application code to utilise both processors. The resulting project software automatically recognises sections of application code suitable for conversion, and efficiently carries out the conversion. GPSME's work improves conventional automatic parallel conversion methods.

The result is high computer performance at minimal cost. Presently, no other system is available to assist SME competitiveness in this way. Thanks to GPSME, European SMEs will have the resources they need to develop new products. That will mean opportunity and improved competiveness for European business.

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