Lecture 8: GPU Computing Intro. The CUDA Programming Model. CUDA Execution Configuration.

Lecture Summary

  • Flynn's Taxonomy

  • Amdahl's Law

  • Start GPU computing

Flynn's Taxonomy

  • SISD: Single Instruction/Single Data

  • SIMD: Single Instruction/Multiple Data

  • MISD: Multiple Instruction/Single Data

  • MIMD: Multiple Instruction/Multiple Data

Amdahl's Law (Law of Diminishing Returns)

The overall speedup relies on the worst-performing sections the most (see more explanations here).

GPU Computing with CUDA

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