[Numpy-discussion] Fwd: GPU Numpy
Thu Aug 6 17:49:32 CDT 2009
Sturla Molden wrote:
> Memory management is slow compared to computation. Operations like
> malloc, free and memcpy is not faster for VRAM than for RAM.
Actually it's not VRAM anymore, but whatever you call the memory
dedicated to the GPU.
It is cheap to put 8 GB of RAM into a computer, but graphics cards with
more than 1 GB memory are expensive and uncommon on e.g. laptops. And
this memory will be needed for other things as well, e.g. graphics.
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