Rodinia:Accelerating Compute-Intensive Applications with Accelerators
A vision of heterogeneous computer systems that incorporate diverse accelerators and automatically select the best
computational unit for a particular task is widely shared among researchers and many industry analysts; however,
there are no agreed-upon benchmarks to support the research needed in the development of such a platform. There
are many suites for parallel computing on general-purpose CPU architectures, but accelerators fall into a gap that is
not covered by previous benchmark development. Rodinia is released to address this concern.
The Rodinia Benchmark Suite
Rodinia is designed for heterogeneous computing infrastructures with OpenMP, OpenCL and CUDA implementations.
|Applications||Dwarves||Domains||Parallel Model||Incre. Ver.|
|Leukocyte||Structured Grid||Medical Imaging||CUDA, OMP||✔|
|Heart Wall||Structured Grid||Medical Imaging||CUDA, OMP|
|MUMmerGPU||Graph Traversal||Bioinformatics||CUDA, OMP|
|CFD Solver1||Unstructured Grid||Fluid Dynamics||CUDA, OMP, OCL|
|LU Decomposition||Dense Linear Algebra||Linear Algebra||CUDA, OMP||✔|
|HotSpot||Structured Grid||Physics Simulation||CUDA, OMP, OCL|
|Back Propagation||Unstructured Grid||Pattern Recognition||CUDA, OMP, OCL|
|Needleman-Wunsch||Dynamic Programming||Bioinformatics||CUDA, OMP, OCL||✔|
|Kmeans||Dense Linear Algebra||Data Mining||CUDA, OMP, OCL|
|Breadth-First Search1||Graph Traversal||Graph Algorithms||CUDA, OMP, OCL|
|SRAD||Structured Grid||Image Processing||CUDA, OMP, OCL||✔|
|Streamcluster1||Dense Linear Algebra||Data Mining||CUDA, OMP, OCL|
|Particle Filter||Structured Grid||Medical Imaging||CUDA, OMP|
|PathFinder||Dynamic Programming||Grid Traversal||CUDA, OCL|
|Gaussian Elimination||Dense Linear Algebra||Linear Algebra||CUDA, OCL|
|k-Nearest Neighbors||Dense Linear Algebra||Data Mining||CUDA, OMP, OCL|
|LavaMD2||Structured Grid||Molecular Dynamics||CUDA, OMP, OCL|
Other applications under evaluation:
|SQLite Select||Map Reduce||Relational Database||CUDA||This benchmark needs an OCL version and also may be too simple|
|3D Stencil||Structured Grid||Cellular Automation||CUDA||Will be superseded by a more sophisticated 3D benchmark|
|Hybrid Sort||Sorting||Sorting Algorithms||CUDA||This benchmark is under consideration to include in the main suite|
|Myocyte||Structured Grid||Biological Simulation||CUDA, OMP||This benchmark needs an OpenCL version|
1Ana Lucia Varbanescu and Jianbin Fang, Delft University of Technology contributed the OpenCL version.
2In collaboration with Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.
Please read the Rodinia license.
Several applications/libraries come with their own licenses.
Also, if your use of Rodinia results in a publication, please cite:
 S. Che, M. Boyer, J. Meng, D. Tarjan, J. W. Sheaffer, S.-H. Lee, and K. Skadron.
Rodinia: A Benchmark Suite for Heterogeneous Computing. In Proceedings of the IEEE
International Symposium on Workload Characterization (IISWC), pp. 44-54, Oct. 2009.
 S. Che, J. W. Sheaffer, M. Boyer, L. G. Szafaryn, L. Wang, and K. Skadron.
A Characterization of the Rodinia Benchmark Suite with Comparison to Contemporary
CMP Workloads. In Proceedings of the IEEE International Symposium on Workload
Characterization, Dec. 2010.
This work is supported by NSF grant nos. IIS-0612049, CNS-0916908 and CNS-0615277, a grant from the SRC under task no. 1607, and grants from AMD, NEC labs, and NVIDIA Research.