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Programming Constructs to Enable Formation of Efficient Algorithm Mapping for…

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Department of Defense
Office of the Secretary of Defense
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2012 / STTR
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Frontier Technology, Inc.
75 Aero Camino Suite A Goleta, CA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2012
Title: Programming Constructs to Enable Formation of Efficient Algorithm Mapping for ExaScale Processors
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Contract: FA8750-12-C-0152
Award Amount: $99,998.00


Frontier Technology, Inc. (FTI) and its research partner University of Florida (UF) propose to develop new software tools for addressing the requirements of semi-automatically programming emerging classes of computational hardware for Exa-scale computing so as to benefit the DoD through reduced software production and overall life cycle costs with greater portability, fewer defects, and energy reduction. Phase I will: Co-design higher level algorithmic expressions with specific optimizations for parallelism and locality; Perform proof of concept measurements of improvements beyond what is achieved with common high level languages; Develop a mathematical basis of the underlying optimization model to illustrate the exploitation of parallelism and locality across stages of sensor signal processing; Benchmark model kernels relevant to Air Force sensor missions. Phase I will design, analyze, prototype, and demonstrate implementations of the above-listed computational strategies on a multicore CPU, graphics processing unit (GPU), or CPU-GPU cluster, with analysis of cluster size and proof of scalability. Phase II will implement new higher-level algorithm-specific language and optimizations; optimize these on mission relevant sensor data processing kernels; establish porting benefits; demonstrate parallelism, locality across stages of sensor computational chains, and methodology for application to Air Force missions and commercialization.

Principal Investigator:

Mark Schmalz
Principal Investigator (Univ of FL)
(352) 505-1561

Business Contact:

Rhonda Adawi
Contracts Manager
(805) 685-6672
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Frontier Technology, Inc.
75 Aero Camino, Suite A Goleta, CA -

EIN/Tax ID: 770071221
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
University of Florida
339 Weil Hall
Gainesville, FL 32611-
Contact: Cheryl L. Coleman
Contact Phone: (352) 392-9447