Exploring high-performance processor architecture beyond the exascale

Xiang Hui Xie, Xun Jia

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The ever-increasing need for high performance in scientific computation and engineering applications will push high-performance computing beyond the exascale. As an integral part of a supercomputing system, highperformance processors and their architecture designs are crucial in improving system performance. In this paper, three architecture design goals for high-performance processors beyond the exascale are introduced, including effective performance scaling, efficient resource utilization, and adaptation to diverse applications. Then a high-performance many-core processor architecture with scalar processing and application-specific acceleration (Massa) is proposed, which aims to achieve the above three goals by employing the techniques of distributed computational resources and application-customized hardware. Finally, some future research directions regarding the Massa architecture are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1224-1229
Number of pages6
JournalFrontiers of Information Technology and Electronic Engineering
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 1 2018


  • Application-customized hardware
  • Beyond the exascale
  • Distributed computational resources
  • High-performance computing
  • Processor architecture

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Signal Processing
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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