Exploiting graphical processing units for data-parallel scientific applications

  title={Exploiting graphical processing units for data-parallel scientific applications},
  author={Arno Leist and Daniel Peter Playne and Kenneth A. Hawick},
  journal={Concurrency and Computation: Practice and Experience},
Graphical Processing Units (GPUs) have recently attracted attention for scientific applications such as particle simulations. This is partially driven by low commodity pricing of GPUs but also by recent toolkit and library developments that make them more accessible to scientific programmers. We report on two further application paradigms – regular mesh field equations with unusual boundary conditions and graph analysis algorithms – that can also make use of GPU architectures. We discuss the… CONTINUE READING