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Aug, 18

Encrypting video streams using OpenCL code on-demand

The amount of multimedia information transmitted through the web is very high and increasing. Generally, this kind data is not correctly protected, since users do not appreciate the information that images and videos may contain. In this work, we present an architecture for managing safely multimedia transmission channels. The idea is to encrypt and encode […]
Aug, 17

Formal specification and verification of OpenCL Kernel optimization

Computing general problems using the graphical processing unit (GPU) of a device is an emerging field. The parallel structure of the GPU allows for massive concurrency, when executing a program. Therefore, by executing (a part of) the code on the GPU, a previously unused resource can be used, to achieve a speed-up of an application. […]
Aug, 15

Detecting Data Races on OpenCL Kernels with Symbolic Execution

We present an automatic analysis technique for checking data races on OpenCL kernels. Our method defines symbolic execution techniques based on separation logic with suitable abstractions to automatically detect non-benign racy behaviours on kernels.
Aug, 14

A Haptic Device Interface for Medical Simulations using OpenCL

The project evaluates how well a haptic device can be used to interact with a visualization of volumetric data. Since the interface to the haptic device require explicit surface descriptions, triangles had to be constructed from the volumetric data. The algorithm used to extract these triangles is marching cubes. The triangles produced by marching cubes […]
Aug, 13

Exploiting the Parallelism of Heterogeneous Systems using Dataflow Graphs on Top of OpenCL

Programming heterogeneous systems has been greatly simplified by OpenCL, which provides a common low-level API for a large variety of compute devices. However, many low-level details, including data transfer, task scheduling, or synchronization, must still be managed by the application designer. Often, it is desirable to program heterogeneous systems in a higher-level language, making the […]
Aug, 13

Executing Process Networks on Heterogeneous Platforms using OpenCL

Upcoming heterogeneous systems ask for new programming paradigms. Abstracting the underlying hardware architecture is desirable in order to support productive software development. This thesis proposes a design flow and runtime-system for executing process networks on heterogeneous systems using OpenCL. Process networks are a popular model of computation for deterministic parallel programming and OpenCL is a […]
Aug, 3

AQUAgpusph, a free 3D SPH solver accelerated with OpenCL

In this paper AQUAgpusph, a new free SPH software licensed under GPLv3 and accelerated using OpenCL, will be described. Its main differences with respect to other GPU based SPH implementations will be discussed, focusing first on the fact that is accelerated with OpenCL, second on the wide range of solid boundary condition enforcing methods have […]
Aug, 2

Comparing CUDA, OpenCL and OpenGL Implementations of the Cardiac Monodomain Equations

Computer simulations of cardiac electrophysiology are a helpful tool in the study of bioelectric activity of the heart. The cardiac monodomain model comprises a nonlinear system of partial differential equations and its numerical solution represents a very intensive computational task due to the required fine spatial and temporal resolution. Recent studies have shown that the […]
Jul, 22

OpenCL simulations of two-fluid compressible flows with a random choice method

In this paper, we propose a new very simple numerical method for solving liquid-gas compressible flows. Such flows are difficult to simulate because classic conservative finite volume schemes generate pressure oscillations at the liquid-gas interface. We extend to several dimensions the random choice scheme that we have constructed in [2]. The extension is performed through […]
Jul, 19

OpenCL API Extensions to achieve Multi-level Parallelism for Efficient Implementation of Strassen’s Matrix Multiplication on GPUs

Strassen’s matrix multiplication algorithm is an efficient and widely used practical algorithm for matrix multiplication. In its basic form, the algorithm is a series of recursive steps to decompose the matrices, multiply intermediate matrices and another set of recursive steps to recompose the product matrix. Implementing the algorithm on a GPU requires it to be […]
Jul, 19

Methods for Optimizing OpenCL Applications on Heterogeneous Multicore Architectures

Heterogeneous multicore architectures with CPU and add-on GPUs or streaming processors are now widely used in computer systems. These GPUs provide substantially more computation capability and memory bandwidth compared to traditional multi-cores. Also, because they are highly programmable, they provide the computational performance needed for realistic graphics rendering. Applications with general computations can also be […]
Jul, 10

Evaluating different Java bindings for OpenCL

The traditional CPU is able to run only a few complex threads concurrently. By contrast, a GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) allows a concurrent execution of hundreds or thousands of simpler threads. The GPU was originally designed for a computer graphics, but nowadays it is being used for generalpurpose computation using a GPGPU (General Purpose GPU) […]

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