ISC'14

June 22–26, 2014
Leipzig, Germany

Presentation Details

 
Name: SADDLE: A Modular Design Automation Framework for Cluster Supercomputers & Data Centres
 
Time: Wednesday, June 25, 2014
11:30 am - 12:00 pm
 
Room:   Hall 3
CCL - Congress Center Leipzig
 
Breaks:10:30 am - 11:30 am Coffee Break
 
Speaker:   Konstantin S. Solnushkin, Saint Petersburg State Polytechnic University
 
Abstract:   In this paper we present SADDLE, a modular framework for automated design of cluster supercomputers and data centres. In contrast with commonly used approaches that operate on logic gate level (Verilog, VHDL) or board level (such as EDA tools), SADDLE works at a much higher level of abstraction: its building blocks are ready-made servers, network switches, power supply systems and so on. Modular approach provides the potential to include low-level tools as elements of SADDLE's design workflow, moving towards the goal of electronic system level (ESL) design automation. Designs produced by SADDLE include project documentation items such as bills of materials and wiring diagrams, providing a formal specification of a computer system and streamlining assembly operations.

Author
Konstantin S. Solnushkin, Saint Petersburg State Polytechnic University