FPGA-accelerated information retrieval: high-efficiency document filtering

W. Vanderbauwhede, L. Azzopardi, M. Moadeli

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Abstract

Power consumption in data centres is a growing issue as the cost of the power for computation and cooling has become dominant. An emerging challenge is the development of "environmentally friendly" systems. In this paper we present a novel application of FPGAs for the acceleration of Information Retrieval algorithms, specifically, filtering streams/collections of documents against topic profiles. Our results show that FPGA acceleration can result in speed-ups of up to a factor 20 for large profiles.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFPL 09
Subtitle of host publication19th International Conference on Field Programmable Logic and Applications
PublisherIEEE
Pages417-422
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9781424438921
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 25 Nov 2009
EventFPL 09: 19th International Conference on Field Programmable Logic and Applications - Prague, Czech Republic
Duration: 31 Aug 20092 Sep 2009

Conference

ConferenceFPL 09: 19th International Conference on Field Programmable Logic and Applications
CountryCzech Republic
CityPrague
Period31/08/092/09/09

Keywords

  • information retrieval
  • information filtering
  • information filters
  • field programmable gate arrays
  • filtering algorithms
  • computer centres
  • document handling

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    Vanderbauwhede, W., Azzopardi, L., & Moadeli, M. (2009). FPGA-accelerated information retrieval: high-efficiency document filtering. In FPL 09: 19th International Conference on Field Programmable Logic and Applications (pp. 417-422). [5272246] IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/FPL.2009.5272246