[Numpy-discussion] Objected-oriented SIMD API for Numpy

Sturla Molden sturla@molden...
Thu Oct 22 02:45:35 CDT 2009


Matthieu Brucher skrev:
> I agree with Sturla, for instance nVidia GPUs do SIMD computations
> with blocs of 16 values at a time, but the hardware behind can't
> compute on so much data at a time. It's SIMD from our point of view,
> just like Numpy does ;)
>
>   
A computer with a CPU and a GPU is a SIMD machine by definition, due to 
the single CPU and the multiple ALUs in the GPU, which are subordinate 
to the CPU. But with modern computers, these classifications becomes a 
bit unclear.

S.M.






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