Accelerator: using data parallelism to program GPUs for general-purpose uses

@inproceedings{Tarditi2006AcceleratorUD,
  title={Accelerator: using data parallelism to program GPUs for general-purpose uses},
  author={David Tarditi and Sidd Puri and Jose Oglesby},
  booktitle={ASPLOS},
  year={2006}
}
GPUs are difficult to program for general-purpose uses. Programmers can either learn graphics APIs and convert their applications to use graphics pipeline operations or they can use stream programming abstractions of GPUs. We describe Accelerator, a system that uses data parallelism to program GPUs for general-purpose uses instead. Programmers use a conventional imperative programming language and a library that provides only high-level data-parallel operations. No aspects of GPUs are exposed… CONTINUE READING
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