[Numpy-discussion] Fwd: GPU Numpy

Lev Givon lev@columbia....
Wed Sep 9 08:36:30 CDT 2009


Received from Francesc Alted on Wed, Sep 09, 2009 at 05:18:48AM EDT:

(snip)

> The point here is that matrix-matrix multiplications (or, in general, 
> functions with a large operation/element ratio) are a *tiny* part of all the 
> possible operations between arrays that NumPy supports.  This is why Sturla is 
> saying that it is not a good idea to include support of GPUs in all parts of 
> NumPy.  A much better strategy is to give NumPy the possibility to link with 
> external packages (à la BLAS, LAPACK, Atlas, MKL) that can leverage the 

.. and CULA: http://www.culatools.com/

> powerful GPUs for specific problems (e.g. matrix-matrix multiplications).

								L.G.




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