Graphics cards(GPUs), once made purely for games, are now being increasingly used for general purpose computation. (see http://gpgpu.org/about for some more details)
GPUs can outperform CPUs for a large number of computations, while costing much less. Programming GPUs is not as simple as programming CPUs. However, the results can many times outweigh the effort.
GPUs are an attractive platform for compute acceleration, and are becoming ubiquitous.
This session aims to discuss
– advantages of GPUs
– usage areas
– comparison of GPU & CPU architectures
– programming for GPUs
– available tools…
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