Processing Units (GPUs): Architecture and Programming
Prof. Mohamed Zahran
(aka Prof. Z)
mzahran AT cs DOT nyu DOT edu
Wednesdays: 5:00PM — 6:50PM WWH 1302
Office Hours: TBA
Welcome students! ... to
the Graphics Processing Units course, edition Spring 2013.
I will keep updating this page regularly. If you have
questions related to this course feel free to email me.
Here is some basic information:
This course examines the architecture and capabilities of
modern GPUs (graphics processing unit).
Many computations can be performed
faster on the GPU than on a traditional CPU.
This is why GPUs are present now in almost all
computers; and the majority of Top 500 supercomputers in the world are built
GPUs are now used for a diverse set of applications not only
traditional graphics applications; which introduces the concept of
general-purpose GPUs or GPGPUs.
In this course, we will cover architectural aspects of modern GPUs.
We will also learn how to program GPUs to solve different type of problems.
Links (Geeky stuff about GPUs)Important link: CUDA GPU Servers at NYU
CUDA occupancy calculator
NVIDIA GPU computing seminars
For CUDA developers
Series of CUDA articles at Dr. Dobb's
GPU Simulators and Tools:
Multi2sim (simulates both GPUs and multicore)
GPUOcelot (dynamic compilation for PTX)