While discussions of HPC architectures have long centered on performance gains, that is not the only measure of success, according to Petteri Laakso of Vector Fabrics. Spurred by ever-proliferating core counts, programmability is taking on new prominence. Vector Fabrics is a Netherlands-based company that specializes in multicore software parallelization tools, so programmability is high on Read more…
It’s been almost three years since GPU computing broke into the mainstream of HPC with the introduction of NVIDIA’s CUDA API in September 2007. Adoption of the technology since then has proceeded at a surprisingly strong and steady pace. The relatively-rapid adoption of CUDA by a community not known for the rapid adoption of much of anything is a noteworthy signal.
CUDA may be the rage, but OpenCL is a standard that has some features you may need.
NVIDIA’s next-generation GPU design, the G300, may turn out to be the biggest architectural leap the graphics chip maker has ever attempted.