Accelerating High-Throughput Computing through OpenCL

Andrei- Dafinoiu, Joshua Higgins, Violeta Holmes

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As the computational trend diverges from standard CPU computing, to encompass GPUs and other accelerators, the need to integrate these unused resources within existing systems becomes apparent. This paper presents the implementation of an HTCondor pool with GPU execution capabilities through OpenCL. Implementation is discussed from both the system setup and the software design standpoint. The GPU landscape is investigated and the efficiency of the system is evaluated via FastFourier Transform computations. Experimental results show that HTCondor GPU performance matches a dedicated GPU cluster.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the EMerging Technology (EMiT) Conference 2016
EditorsB.D. Rogers, D. Topping, F. Mantovani, M.K. Bane
Place of PublicationManchester
PublisherThe Emerging Technology (EMiT) Conference
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9780993342639
Publication statusPublished - 3 Jun 2016
EventEmerging Technology Conference: Emerging Technology: Revolutionising Computing! - Barcelona Supercomputing Center, Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 2 Jun 20163 Jun 2016 (Link to Conference Website )


ConferenceEmerging Technology Conference
Abbreviated titleEMiT 2016
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