Fecha: Miércoles 19 de Septiembre de 2012 / Hora : 11:00 a 11:30
Lugar: Aula 0.6 (Edificio Altabix)

Understanding Bulldozer architecture
through Linpack benchmark

Joshua Mora

AMD has recently introduced a new core architecture named Bulldozer in the newly released multicore processors such as Interlagos processor. We will cover experimentally through Linpack benchmark some of the key features of this new processor such as the shared floating point unit on the Bulldozer core, the fuse multiply add instructions (FMA4) and power management that allows cores to boost. Emphasis on the appropriate software ecosystem such as optimized libraries (ACML), compiler flags (open64) and operating system will be discussed as well so you can fully exploit the new generation of AMD processors