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Illinois ECE 498AL: Programming Massively Parallel Processors, Lecture 2: The CUDA Programming Model

By Wen-Mei W Hwu

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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CUDA Programming Model


  • What is GPGPU?
  • CUDA
  • An Example of Physical Reality Behind CUDA
  • Parallel computing on a GPU
  • CUDA - C With no shader limitations
  • CUDA Devices and Threads
  • G80 Graphics Mode
  • G80 CUDA Mode
  • Arrays of Parallel Threads
  • Thread Blocks, Scalable Cooperation
  • Block ID's and Thread ID's
  • CUDA Memory Model, API, Data Transfer


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