[Beowulf] What class of PDEs/numerical schemes suitable for GPU clusters
gerry.creager at tamu.edu
Thu Nov 20 10:40:27 PST 2008
Mark Hahn wrote:
>> Ellis, I can't say re. the Firestream cards, but for Nvidia the answer
>> is a
>> resounding yes.
> AMD had some PR recently (check the reg and inq) about supporting their
> stream stuff across the whole product line, including chipset-integrated
> gpus. that seems intelligent, given that lines between CPU and GPU are
> obviously blurring in the future (Larrabee, Fusion, etc).
> IMO, it would be crazy to invest too much in the current gen of gp-gpu
> programming stuff. doing some pilot stuff with both vendors probably
> makes sense, but the field really does need OpenCL to succeed. I hope
> the OpenCL people are not too OpenGL-ish, and realize that they need to
> target SSE and SSE512 as well.
Also, Portland Group is working to make their compilers work with CUDA
>> Virtually any recent card can run CUDA code. If you Google you can get a
>> list of compatible cards.
> not that many NVidia cards support DP yet though, which is probably
> important to anyone coming from the normal HPC world... there's some
> speculation that NV will try to keep DP as a market segmentation feature
> to drive HPC towards high-cost Tesla cards, much as vendors have
> traditionally tried to herd high-end vis into 10x priced cards.
Ah, but the GLX280 does...
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