[Numpy-discussion] GPU implementation?
Fri Jun 1 12:08:46 CDT 2007
James Turner wrote:
> Hi Martin,
> > I was wondering if anyone has thought about accelerating NumPy with a
> > GPU. For example nVidia's CUDA SDK provides a feasible way to offload
> > vector math onto the very fast SIMD processors available on the GPU.
> > Currently GPUs primarily support single precision floats and are not
> > IEEE compliant, but still could be useful for some applications.
> I wasn't actually there, but I noticed that last year's SciPy
> conference page includes a talk entitled "GpuPy: Using GPUs to
> Accelerate NumPy", by Benjamin Eitzen (I think I also found his Web
> page via Google):
> I also wondered whether Benjamin or anyone else who is interested had
> come across the Open Graphics Project (hadn't got around to asking)?
Thanks for your interest. Ben and I (mostly Ben, it's his MS thesis)
are working on "gpupy" and expect to have a version ready for testing
by people other than ourselves some time this summer.
(Very) preliminary results are promising.
- Bob Lewis
School of EECS
Washington State University
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