Monthly Archives: September 2013

Minimal Metrics has successful completed their work with Texas Instruments to deliver an optimized and complete BLAS (Basic Linear Algebra Subroutines) library. The BLAS are the building blocks of many high performance numerical algorithms – and are known as the keystone to high performance in scientific simulations. The Minimal Metrics team worked closely with the ATLASĀ group in order to provide a complete and optimized implementation much faster than could be coded by hand. The target platform for the work was the C6678 DSP, aka Keystone, an 8-core DSP with industry leading floating point performance per watt. This library will also be used for the Keystone 2, a revolutionary new product that integrates the ARM A15 CPU with 8 cores of the C6678. The DSP architecture is substantially different than coding for “traditional” RISC/CISC processors. The Keystone series provides a number of architectural features to enhance performance – including hardware-assisted software…

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