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Illinois ECE 498AL: Programming Massively Parallel Processors, Lecture 8: Threading Hardware in G80

By Wen-Mei W Hwu

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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Threading Hardware in G80


  • Single Program Multiple Data (SPMD)
  • Grids and Blocks
  • CUDA Thread Block : Review
  • Geforce-8 Series Hardware Overview
  • CUDA Processor Terminology
  • Stream Multiprocesor (SM)
  • G80 Thread Computing Pipeline
  • Thread Lifecycle in Hardware
  • SM Executes Blocks
  • Thread Scheduling and Execution
  • SM Warp Scheduling
  • Scoreboarding


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