44th. Wissensspritze published in 2011 held by Christian Federspiel and Michael Aspetsberger
Topic of the Wispri
The rise of graphic processors units (GPUs) in high performance computing started in the children’s room. Due to their extreme parallel design GPUs entered the field of scientific simulations and settle now down in real time applications.
CPU based systems have a performance increase of about 100 within one decade due to Moore’s Law, yet hybrid CPU – GPU based systems face a performance increase of about 1.000 within one decade due to energy- and cost-efficient scalability.
In this wispri we show you how to make use of multiple GPUs and many thousand processing cores to get on the fast lane.