The success of the gaming industry is now pushing processor technology like we have never seen before. Since recent graphics processors (GPU's) have been improving both their programmability as well as have been adding more and more floating point processing, it makes them very appealing as accelerators for general-purpose computing. This minisymposium gives an overview of some of these advancements by bringing together experts working on the development of techniques and tools that improve the programmability of GPU's as well as the experts interested in utilizing the computational power of GPU' scientific applications.
This first EuroGPU Minisymposium held as a minisymposium at ParCo 2009 in Lyon, France on Sept. 1-2, 2009, brought together severl experts working on the development of techniques and tools that improve the programmability of GPU's as well as the experts interested in utilizing the computational power of GPU's for scientific applications. This short summary thus gives a very useful, but quick overview of some of the major recent advancement in modern GPU computing.
The minisymposium started with a short history and overview as seen by Anne C. Elster, one of the organizers. And introduction to GPU computing and EuroGPU09 entitled "Parallel Computing with GPUs" by orgainzers Anne C. Elster and Stephane Requena was included in the IOP Proceedings. (PDF for personal use)
The introductory talk went directly into her work with her graduate student Rune J. Hovland on Thoughput Computing on Future GPUs, (PDF for personal use) .
The rest of the minisymposium was divided into three parts:
The panel was organized by Anne C. Elster and included the following participants:
ParCo2009 Conference Proceedings
The printed version of the conference proceedings, including the academic papers presented in this Minisyposium, is available. Please check http://www.iospress.nl.
The title of the book is:
electronic version of the proceedings will be available soon at
http://www.iospress.nl then select Book Series and Advances in Parallel
Computing. Then click "Go to e-Book". Individual copies of papers can
be ordered. These copies contain colour graphics and images in contrast
to the printed version. Aternatively go to http://www.booksonline.iospress.com.