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Adventures with HPC Accelerators: GPUs and Intel MIC Coprocessors

Aug 15, 2011 |

For the past few years, the buzz around hardware accelerators, particularly graphics processing units (GPUs), has been growing. Designed with a massive number of floating point units and very high memory bandwidth so as to accelerate certain computing processes, GPUs and other emerging accelerates are being embraced by the scientific computing world as a way to speed up simulation, modeling, visualization, and data analysis.