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Speaker: André Bergner, DYCOS, Uni Potsdam

Title: GPGPU – supercomputing in your pocket

Time: Wed, May 12, 2010, 12:30h

Place: Building 28, Room 2.123


For many decades PC's computing power had been increased by speeding up the CPU's clock speed. We are approaching the physcial limits now, and such simple speed improvement is not possible anymore. Therefore the concept of parallelization from the field of supercomputing is becoming mainstream these days. This is realized by utilizing modern graphics cards (GPUs), whose development has been driven by the insatiable demand of computer games for more computing power.

In this talk I will briefly cover the historical development of this technology. Embedded in that context I will describe the technology and operation method of GPUs and the emergence of GPGPU (general purpose computing on GPUs). Finally I will address the current development and future scenario in GP²U and how one can make use of that technology, including program examples and an overview of emerging standards.

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