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Oct, 27

GPU Cluster for High Performance Computing

Inspired by the attractive Flops/dollar ratio and the incredible growth in the speed of modern graphics processing units (GPUs), we propose to use a cluster of GPUs for high performance scientific computing. As an example application, we have developed a parallel flow simulation using the lattice Boltzmann model (LBM) on a GPU cluster and have […]
Oct, 27

GPU Gems 3

The GPU Gems series features a collection of the most essential algorithms required by Next-Generation 3D Engines.” -Martin Mittring, Lead Graphics Programmer, Crytek This third volume of the best-selling GPU Gems series provides a snapshot of today’s latest Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) programming techniques. The programmability of modern GPUs allows developers to not only distinguish […]
Oct, 27

Simulating spin models on GPU

Over the last couple of years it has been realized that the vast computational power of graphics processing units (GPUs) could be harvested for purposes other than the video game industry. This power, which at least nominally exceeds that of current CPUs by large factors, results from the relative simplicity of the GPU architectures as […]
Oct, 27

Fast fluid dynamics simulation on the GPU

This chapter describes a method for fast, stable fluid simulation that runs entirely on the GPU. It introduces fluid dynamics and the associated mathematics, and it describes in detail the techniques to perform the simulation on the GPU. After reading this chapter, you should have a basic understanding of fluid dynamics and know how to […]
Oct, 27

Getting Started with GPU Programming

This tutorial describes a step-by-step procedure for programming a Macintosh Nvidia GPU. General scientific programmers with some C knowledge can get started in parallel processing application development with relative ease.
Oct, 27

GPU implementation of JPEG XR

JPEG XR (formerly Microsoft Windows Media Photo and HD Photo) is the latest image coding standard. By integrating various advanced technologies such as integer hierarchical lapped transform, context adaptive Huffman coding, and high dynamic range coding, it achieves competitive performance to JPEG-2000, but with lower computational complexity and memory requirement. In this paper, the GPU […]
Oct, 27

Monte Carlo integration on GPU

We use a graphics processing unit (GPU) for fast computations of Monte Carlo integrations. Two widely used Monte Carlo integration programs, VEGAS and BASES, are parallelized on GPU. By using $W^+$ plus multi-gluon production processes at LHC, we test integrated cross sections and execution time for programs in FORTRAN and C on CPU and those […]
Oct, 27

Computational advances in gravitational microlensing: a comparison of CPU, GPU, and parallel, large data codes

To assess how future progress in gravitational microlensing computation at high optical depth will rely on both hardware and software solutions, we compare a direct inverse ray-shooting code implemented on a graphics processing unit (GPU) with both a widely-used hierarchical tree code on a single-core CPU, and a recent implementation of a parallel tree code […]
Oct, 27

Multi-GPU accelerated multi-spin Monte Carlo simulations of the 2D Ising model

A Modern Graphics Processing unit (GPU) is able to perform massively parallel scientific computations at low cost. We extend our implementation of the checkerboard algorithm for the two-dimensional Ising model [T. Preis et al., Journal of Chemical Physics 228 (2009) 4468–4477] in order to overcome the memory limitations of a single GPU which enables us […]
Oct, 27

Optimization principles and application performance evaluation of a multithreaded GPU using CUDA

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 […]
Oct, 27

A GPU based real-time software correlation system for the Murchison Widefield Array prototype

Modern graphics processing units (GPUs) are inexpensive commodity hardware that offer Tflop/s theoretical computing capacity. GPUs are well suited to many compute-intensive tasks including digital signal processing. We describe the implementation and performance of a GPU-based digital correlator for radio astronomy. The correlator is implemented using the NVIDIA CUDA development environment. We evaluate three design […]
Oct, 27

Using graphics devices in reverse: GPU-based Image Processing and Computer Vision

Graphics and vision are approximate inverses of each other: ordinarily graphics processing units (GPUs) are used to convert ldquonumbers into picturesrdquo (i.e. computer graphics). In this paper, we discuss the use of GPUs in approximately the reverse way: to assist in ldquoconverting pictures into numbersrdquo (i.e. computer vision). For graphical operations, GPUs currently provide many […]
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