[Numpy-discussion] Fwd: GPU Numpy

Charles R Harris charlesr.harris@gmail....
Thu Aug 6 12:19:53 CDT 2009


On Thu, Aug 6, 2009 at 11:12 AM, James Bergstra
<bergstrj@iro.umontreal.ca>wrote:

> >David Warde-Farley <dwf <at> cs.toronto.edu> writes:
> >> It did inspire some of our colleagues in Montreal to create this,
> >> though:
> >>
> >>      http://code.google.com/p/cuda-ndarray/
> >>
> >> I gather it is VERY early in development, but I'm sure they'd love
> >> contributions!
> >>
> >
> >Hi David,
> >That does look quite close to what I imagined, probably a good start then!
> >Romain
>
> Hi, I'm one of the devs for that project.   Thanks David for the link.
>  I put some text on the homepage so it's a little more
> self-explanatory.  We do welcome contributions.
>
> I feel like I must be reinventing the wheel on this, so I'd really
> appreciate it if someone who knows of a similar project would let me
> know about it. Otherwise we'll keep plugging away at replicating core
> ndarray interface elements (operators, math.h-type functions, array
> indexing, etc.)
>
> http://code.google.com/p/cuda-ndarray/
>

I almost looks like you are reimplementing numpy, in c++ no less. Is there
any reason why you aren't working with a numpy branch and just adding
ufuncs? I'm also curious if you have thoughts about how to use the GPU
pipelines in parallel.

Chuck
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