The objective of IMPACT (Illinois Microarchitecture Project using Algorithms and Compiler Technology) is to provide critical research, architecture innovation, and algorithm and compiler prototypes for heterogeneous parallel architectures. We achieve portable performance and energy efficiency for emerging real-world applications by developing novel hardware, compiler, and algorithmic solutions.
 

 

Recent & Highlighted Items

Paper Presentation: (October 14, 2019)

"DeepStore: In-Storage Acceleration for Intelligent Queries", Vikram Sharma Mailthody, Zaid Qureshi, Weixin Liang, Ziyan Feng, Simon Garcia de Gonzalo, Youjie Li, Hubertus Franke, Jinjun Xiong, Jian Huang, Wen-mei Hwu, In the Proceedings of the 52 Annual IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Microarchitecture (MICRO'19), Columbus, OH, USA. [more...]

Abdul Dakkak will be presenting D4P at the OpenPower Summit (August 19, 2019)

D4P: The Power Platform for Docker Online Container Authoring

The aim of D4P is to enrich the Power container ecosystem by providing both a platform for developers to create docker containers and for Power community to find docker images. Already, we have built and published over 200 docker images that are available in the D4P image catalog. User contribution is key to extending D4P's catalog. D4P is available online https://dockerfile-builder.mybluemix.net and slated to be the hub for the Power
community to create, discover, and use docker images.



IMPACT Group Win HPCC Best Paper Award! (August 10, 2019)


Omer Anjum, Simon Garcia de Gonzalo, Mert Hidayetoglu and Wen-mei Hwu have been awarded the best paper award for their work on "An Efficient GPU Implementation for Higher-Order 3D Stencils". Prof. Hwu presented the paper at the 21st IEEE International Conference on High-Performance Computing and Communications Conference.








Cheng Li and Abdul Dakkak will be presenting the "MLPerf-Bench: Benchmarking Deep Learning Systems" Tutorial at ISCA'19 (June 22, 2019)

Cheng Li and Abdul Dakkak will present MLModelScope again as part of the MLPerf Bench Tutorial at ISCA. This follows a successful packed room presentation of ASPLOS'19 in March.

The goal of the tutorial is to bring experts from the industry and academia together to shed light on the following topics to foster systematic development, reproducible evaluation, and performance analysis of deep learning artifacts. It seeks to address the following questions:
  1. What are the benchmarks that can effectively capture the scope of the ML/DL domain?
  2. Are the existing frameworks sufficient for this purpose?
  3. What are some of the industry-standard evaluation platforms or harnesses?
  4. What are the metrics for carrying out an effective comparative evaluation?

Cheng Li and Abdul Dakkak Presented the "MLPerf-Bench: Benchmarking Deep Learning Systems" Tutorial at ASPLOS'19 (April 14, 2019)

IMG_20190414_141953073.jpgThe goal of the tutorial is to bring experts from the industry and academia together to shed light on the following topics to foster systematic development, reproducible evaluation, and performance analysis of deep learning artifacts. It seeks to address the following questions:

  • What are the benchmarks that can effectively capture the scope of the ML/DL domain?
  • Are the existing frameworks sufficient for this purpose?
  • What are some of the industry-standard evaluation platforms or harnesses?
  • What are the metrics for carrying out an effective comparative evaluation?

Carl and Simon present at ICPE'19 (April 10, 2019)

Simon Garcia de Gonzalo and Carl Pearson presented two papers at the International Conference on Performance Engineering in Mumbai, India! Simon presented "Collaborative Computing on Heterogeneous CPU-FPGA Architectures Using OpenCL" and Carl presented "Evaluating Characteristics of CUDA Communication Primitives on High-Bandwidth Interconnects."


Carl Pearson, Sitao Huang, Vikram Mailthody, and Mert Hidayetoglu win department awards and fellowships (March 26, 2019)

Four IMPACT students received Electrical Computer Engineering or Computer Science department fellowships or awards!

Carl Pearson: E. A. Reid Fellowship
Sitao Huang: Sundaram Seshu International Student Fellowship
Vikram Sharma:  Joan and Lalit Bahl Fellowship
Mert Hidayetoglu: P. D. Coleman Outstanding Research Award


Mert Hidayetoglu Won Second Place of the 2018 IEEE IPDPS Ph.D. Forum

There were 32 participants from  14 countries at the 2018 IEEE IPDPS Ph.D. Forum poster competition. Mert Hidayetoglus poster presentation, entitled "Large and Massively-Parallel Image Reconstruction Accelerated with the Multilevel Fast Multipole Algorithm", won second place by popular vote of the IPDPS attendees.
Congratulations, Mert!

Slides (PDF)
  

Carl Pearson Speaks at Blue Waters Symposium (June 6, 2018)

Carl Pearson gave a presentation at the Blue Waters Symposium titled "Bigger GPUs and Bigger Nodes". The Blue Waters Symposium brings together world leaders in petascale computational science and engineering.


Bigger GPUs and Bigger Nodes (PDF)
  
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