Optimization and Architecture Effects on GPU Computing Workload Performance

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Provided by: Institute of Electrical & Electronic Engineers
Topic: Hardware
Format: PDF
It is unquestionable that successive hardware generations have significantly improved CPU computing workload performance over the last several years. Moore's law and DRAM scaling have respectively increased single-chip peak instruction throughput by 3X and off-chip bandwidth by 2.2X from NVIDIA's CeForce 8800 CTX in November 2006 to its CeForce CTX 580 in November 2010. However, raw capability numbers typically underestimate the improvements in real application performance over the same time period, due to significant architectural feature improvements.
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