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Intermediate Level
Approx. 13 hours to complete
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Computer ArchitectureComputer ProgrammingConfiguring FPGA systems
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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

2 hours to complete

Reconfigurable cloud infrastructure

2 hours to complete
8 videos (Total 46 min)
8 videos
An overview of cloud infrastructure6m
Cloud Computing: few definitions7m
Reconfigurable acceleration in the Cloud4m
Reconfigurable acceleration in the Cloud: Intel FPGA-based solutions6m
Reconfigurable acceleration in the Cloud: Xilinx FPGA-based solutions5m
Reconfigurable acceleration in the Cloud: from the past, to the future3m
An introduction to the AWS EC2 F1 instances7m
3 practice exercises
QUIZ 130m
QUIZ 230m
QUIZ 35m
Week
2

Week 2

2 hours to complete

On how to accelerate the cloud with SDAccel

2 hours to complete
9 videos (Total 51 min)
9 videos
F1: instances and FPGA description3m
How FPGA Acceleration Works on AWS3m
AWS F1 Platform Model9m
Creating Kernels from RTL IP, C/C++, OpenCL6m
Compiling the Platform3m
Creating an Amazon FPGA Image2m
Developing and Executing a Host Application on F17m
Start Accelerating4m
3 practice exercises
QUIZ 410m
QUIZ 530m
QUIZ 630m
Week
3

Week 3

3 hours to complete

Summing things up: the Smith-Waterman algorithm

3 hours to complete
8 videos (Total 48 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
8 videos
Algorithm and code analysis5m
Roofline model 1/26m
Roofline model 2/24m
Code profiling6m
Static Code Analysis 1/26m
Static Code Analysis 2/24m
Performance Prediction via Roofline Model7m
1 reading
SDAccel Environment Profiling and Optimisation Guide1h 30m
1 practice exercise
QUIZ 730m
Week
4

Week 4

5 hours to complete

The Smith-Waterman example in details

5 hours to complete
12 videos (Total 95 min), 2 readings, 2 quizzes
12 videos
A first implementation 2/39m
A first implementation 3/34m
Parallelism in the Smith-Waterman Algorithm8m
Systolic Array Architecture 1/29m
Systolic Array Architecture 2/212m
Input Compression6m
Shift Register8m
Dual Physical Ports5m
Smith-Waterman accelerated on the Amazon EC2 F1 instances 1/36m
Smith-Waterman accelerated on the Amazon EC2 F1 instances 2/38m
Smith-Waterman accelerated on the Amazon EC2 F1 instances 3/39m
2 readings
Sources Codes1h 30m
Source Codes1h 30m
2 practice exercises
QUIZ 830m
QUIZ 920m
1 hour to complete

Course conclusions

1 hour to complete
1 video (Total 3 min), 1 reading
1 reading
Architectural optimizations for high performance and energy efficient Smith-Waterman implementation on FPGAs using OpenCL45m

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