Accession Number : ADA471188


Title :   GPUs: An Emerging Platform for General-Purpose Computation


Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Oct 2006-31 May 2007


Corporate Author : ARMY RESEARCH LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD COMPUTATIONAL AND INFORMATION SCIENCES DIR


Personal Author(s) : Boggan, Sha'Kia ; Pressel, Daniel M


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a471188.pdf


Report Date : Aug 2007


Pagination or Media Count : 50


Abstract : The affordability and computational power of GPUs have made them the focus of an emerging area of research designed to explore their performance for general-purpose computation. GPGPU, as this area of research is called, involves the exploration of the computational power of programmable GPUs and their suitability for non-graphics applications through algorithm and software development. Although there are some challenges with using these specialized devices for numerous applications, their attributes and significant speedup for some applications continue to make them an attractive platform for research.


Descriptors :   *SOFTWARE ENGINEERING , *COMPUTER APPLICATIONS , COMPUTER PROGRAMS , COMPUTATIONS , REAL TIME , GRAPHICS , CODING , MODELS , ALGORITHMS


Subject Categories : Operations Research
      Computer Programming and Software
      Computer Hardware


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE