[Numpy-discussion] GPU implementation?

Dave P. Novakovic davidnovakovic@gmail....
Sun Jun 3 19:08:15 CDT 2007


This may be of interest,

LLVM support in Mesa, and i believe there is work doing on with LLVM
and python in the pypy camp.

http://zrusin.blogspot.com/2007/05/mesa-and-llvm.html

I just stumbled on this page, while this conversation was happening :)

Dave

On 6/2/07, Bob Lewis <bobl@tricity.wsu.edu> wrote:
> 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):
> >
> >   http://www.scipy.org/SciPy2006/Schedule
> >
> > 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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