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%T BPU Simulator
%A Martin Rehr, Kenneth Skovhede, Brian Vinter
%E Peter H. Welch, Frederick R. M. Barnes, Jan F. Broenink, Kevin Chalmers, Jan Bækgaard Pedersen, Adam T. Sampson
%B Communicating Process Architectures 2013
%X A number of scientific applications start their life as a
   Matlab prototype that is later re\-implemented in a low
   level programming language, typically C++ or Fortran for the
   sake of performance. Bohrium is a project that seeks to
   eliminate both the cost and the potential errors introduced
   in that process. Our goal is to support all execution
   platforms, and in this work we introduce the
   Bohrium Processing Unit, BPU, which will be the FPGA backend
   for Bohrium. The BPU is modeled as a PyCSP application, and
   the clear advantages of using CSP for simulating a new CPU
   is described. The current PyCSP simulator is able to
   simulate 2^20 Monte Carlo simulations in less than 35
   seconds in the smallest BPU simulation.

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