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Sep, 15

Interactive Wave Simulations

Simulation of ocean waves can be categorized into two major groups. First one is based on the physical models whereas the other generates the ocean waves based on either geometrical shapes or oceanography spectrums. Even though the later method group requires less computational effort, the waves modelled are less realistic in nature. Currently MARIN (Maritime […]
Sep, 15

Scalable Multi-GPU Simulation of Long-Range Molecular Dynamics

Molecular dynamics simulations allow us to study the behavior of complex biomolecular systems by modeling the pairwise interaction forces between all atoms. Molecular systems are subject to slowly decaying electrostatic potentials, which turn molecular dynamics into an n-body problem. In this paper, we present a parallel and scalable solution to compute long-range molecular forces, based […]
Sep, 15

Accelerated Variance Reduction Methods on GPU

Monte Carlo simulations have become widely used in computational finance. Standard error (SE in short) is the basic notion to measure the quality of a Monte Carlo estimator, and the square of SE is defined as the variance divided by the total number of simulations. Variance reduction methods have been developed as efficient algorithms by […]
Sep, 15

Scalable Parallel Tridiagonal Algorithms with Diagonal Pivoting and Their Optimization for Many-Core Architectures

Tridiagonal solvers are important building blocks for a wide range of scientific applications that are commonly performance-sensitive. Recently, many-core architectures, such as GPUs, have become ubiquitous targets for these applications. Therefore, a high-performance general-purpose GPU tridiagonal solver becomes critical. However, no existing GPU tridiagonal solver provides comparable quality of solutions to most common, general-purpose CPU […]
Sep, 13

Parallel Computation of Non-Bonded Interactions in Drug Discovery: Nvidia GPUs vs. Intel Xeon Phi

Currently, medical research for the discovery of new drugs is increasingly using Virtual Screening (VS) methods. In these methods, the calculation of the non-bonded interactions, such as electrostatic or van der Waals, plays an important role, representing up to 80% of the total execution time. These are computationally intensive operations, and massively parallel in nature, […]
Sep, 13

Parallel CYK Membership Test on GPUs

Nowadays general-purpose computing on graphics processing units (GPGPUs) performs computations what were formerly handled by the CPU using hundreds of cores on GPUs. It often improves the performance of sequential computation when the running program is well-structured and formulated for massive threading. The CYK algorithm is a well-known algorithm for the context-free language membership test […]
Sep, 13

Analysis of GPU-based convolution for acoustic wave propagation modeling with finite differences: Fortran to CUDA-C step-by-step

By projecting observed microseismic data backward in time to when fracturing occurred, it is possible to locate the fracture events in space, assuming a correct velocity model. In order to achieve this task in near real-time, a robust computational system to handle backward propagation, or Reverse Time Migration (RTM), is required. We can then test […]
Sep, 13

Performance and Power Optimization of GPU Architectures for General-purpose Computing

Power-performance efficiency has become a central focus that is challenging in heterogeneous processing platforms as the power constraints have to be established without hindering the high performance. In this dissertation, a framework for optimizing the power and performance of GPUs in the context of general-purpose computing in GPUs (GPGPU) is proposed. To optimize the leakage […]
Sep, 13

HTML5 WebSocket protocol and its application to distributed computing

HTML5 WebSocket protocol brings real time communication in web browsers to a new level. Daily, new products are designed to stay permanently connected to the web. WebSocket is the technology enabling this revolution. WebSockets are supported by all current browsers, but it is still a new technology in constant evolution. WebSockets are slowly replacing older […]
Sep, 11

Pattern Matching in OpenCL: GPU vs CPU Energy Consumption on Two Mobile Chipsets

Adaptations of the Aho-Corasick (AC) algorithm on high performance graphics processors (also called GPUs) have garnered increasing attention in recent years. However, no results have been reported regarding their implementations on mobile GPUs. In this paper, we show that implementing a state-of-the-art Aho-Corasick parallel algorithm on a mobile GPU delivers significant speedups. We study a […]
Sep, 11

Characterization and Analysis of Dynamic Parallelism in Unstructured GPU Applications

GPUs have been proven very effective for structured applications. However, emerging data intensive applications are increasingly unstructured – irregular in their memory and control flow behavior over massive data sets. While the irregularity in these applications can result in poor workload balance among fine-grained threads or coarse-grained blocks, one can still observe dynamically formed pockets […]
Sep, 11

Parallelized Seeded Region Growing using CUDA

This paper presents a novel method for parallelizing the seeded region growing (SRG) algorithm using Compute Unified Device Architecture (CUDA) technology, with intent to overcome the theoretical weakness of SRG algorithm of its computation time being directly proportional to the size of a segmented region. The segmentation performance of the proposed CUDA-based SRG is compared […]
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Registered users can now run their OpenCL application at hgpu.org. We provide 1 minute of computer time per each run on two nodes with two AMD and one nVidia graphics processing units, correspondingly. There are no restrictions on the number of starts.

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