Dynamic warp formation: Efficient MIMD control flow on SIMD graphics hardware

  title={Dynamic warp formation: Efficient MIMD control flow on SIMD graphics hardware},
  author={Wilson W. L. Fung and Ivan Sham and George L. Yuan and Tor M. Aamodt},
Recent advances in graphics processing units (GPUs) have resulted in massively parallel hardware that is easily programmable and widely available in today's desktop and notebook computer systems. GPUs typically use single-instruction, multiple-data (SIMD) pipelines to achieve high performance with minimal overhead for control hardware. Scalar threads running the same computing kernel are grouped together into SIMD batches, sometimes referred to as warps. While SIMD is ideally suited for simple… CONTINUE READING
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