Optimization Principles and Application Performance Evaluation of a Multithreaded GPU Using CUDA

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Provided by: Association for Computing Machinery
Topic: Hardware
Format: PDF
GPUs have recently attracted the attention of many application developers as commodity data-parallel coprocessors. The newest generations of GPU architecture provide easier programmability and increased generality while maintaining the tremendous memory bandwidth and computational power of traditional GPUs. This opportunity should redirect efforts in GPGPU research from ad hoc porting of applications to establishing principles and strategies that allow efficient mapping of computation to graphics hardware. In this paper, the authors discuss the GeForce 8800 GTX processor's organization, features, and generalized optimization strategies.
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