n South African Computer Journal - How General-Purpose can a GPU be? : viewpoint
|Article Title||How General-Purpose can a GPU be? : viewpoint|
|© Publisher:||South African Computer Society (SAICSIT)|
|Journal||South African Computer Journal|
|Affiliations||1 Rhodes University|
|Publication Date||Dec 2015|
|Pages||113 - 117|
The use of graphics processing units (GPUs) in general-purpose computation (GPGPU) is a growing field. GPU instruction sets, while implementing a graphics pipeline, draw from a range of single instruction multiple data stream (SIMD) architectures characteristic of the heyday of supercomputers. Yet only one of these SIMD instruction sets has been of application on a wide enough range of problems to survive the era when the full range of supercomputer design variants was being explored : vector instructions.
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