Comptes Rendus
Introduction to GPGPU, a hardware and software background
Comptes Rendus. Mécanique, Volume 339 (2011) no. 2-3, pp. 78-89.

This article gives an introduction to GPU usage for High Performance Computing. After setting the context, we will describe the hardware and the programming languages currently available to programmers. From these explanations we will touch on the implications of these technologies for simulation codes and try to give trends for the future.

Cet article est une introduction au calcul sur GPU pour le monde du Calcul Hautes Performances. Après avoir resitué le contexte, nous décrirons les matériels et les logiciels à la disposition des programmeurs. Sur la base de nos explications, nous esquisserons les implications de ces technologies sur les codes de calcul. Enfin, nous essayerons de dégager des tendances pour le futur.

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DOI: 10.1016/j.crme.2010.11.003
Keywords: Computer science, GPGPU, Computer hardware, Programming languages
Mot clés : Informatique, GPGPU, Matériel, Logiciels

Guillaume Colin de Verdière 1

1 CEA, DAM, DIF, 91297 Arpajon, France
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Guillaume Colin de Verdière. Introduction to GPGPU, a hardware and software background. Comptes Rendus. Mécanique, Volume 339 (2011) no. 2-3, pp. 78-89. doi : 10.1016/j.crme.2010.11.003. https://comptes-rendus.academie-sciences.fr/mecanique/articles/10.1016/j.crme.2010.11.003/

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