OpenCL in Action

How to Accelerate Graphics and Computation

Author: Matthew Scarpino

Publisher: Manning Publications

ISBN: 9781617290176

Category: Computers

Page: 434

View: 7557

"OpenCL in Action blends the theory of parallel computing with the practical reality of building high-performance applications using OpenCL. It first guides you through the fundamental data structures in an intuitive manner. Then, it explains techniques for high-speed sorting, image processing, matrix operations, and fast Fourier transform. The book concludes with a deep look at the all-important subject of graphics acceleration. Numerous challenging examples give you different ways to experiment with working code."--Pub. desc.

OpenCL Programming Guide

Author: Aaftab Munshi,Benedict Gaster,Timothy G. Mattson

Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional

ISBN: 9780321749642

Category: Computers

Page: 603

View: 5283

The definitive reference and programming guide for OpenCL, the new parallel programming standard for high performance and cloud environments. • •Will catch a growing wave of interest in OpenCL, following its implementations by Apple, NVIDIA, and ATI. •Designed specifically for developers: shows how to write parallel OpenCL software that takes advantage of all available processors (CPUs, GPUs, accelerators, and more) •OpenCL insiders present its API, programming language, development best practices, and many practical examples. The new OpenCL (Open Computing Language) standard and framework will make it possible to write applications that access all the programming resources available to them, including CPUs, GPUs, accelerators such as IBM's CELL, and even external processors. Already implemented by Apple (in Snow Leopard), ATI, and NVIDIA, OpenCL will be a solution for personal computers, servers, handheld/embedded devices, High Performance Computing applications, and even cloud systems. However, until now, developers who want to learn OpenCL have been required to read a specification designed for hardware and software implementers, not programmers. OpenCL Programming Guide is the first comprehensive, authoritative guide to OpenCL specifically designed for working developers. Written by leaders in the OpenCL community, this book thoroughly explains how each element of OpenCL 1.1 works, and offers complete reference material on the OpenCL API and programming language. The authors review key use cases, demonstrate how to write performant OpenCL code, and introduce essential algorithms for developers. They also present many examples, performance tips, case studies, and problems designed to help developers rapidly become effective, whatever their application or computing environment.

OpenCL Parallel Programming Development Cookbook

Author: Raymond Tay

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1849694532

Category: Computers

Page: 302

View: 365

OpenCL Parallel Programming Development Cookbook will provide a set of advanced recipes that can be utilized to optimize existing code. This book is therefore ideal for experienced developers with a working knowledge of C/C++ and OpenCL.This book is intended for software developers who have often wondered what to do with that newly bought CPU or GPU they bought other than using it for playing computer games; this book is also for developers who have a working knowledge of C/C++ and who want to learn how to write parallel programs in OpenCL so that life isn't too boring.

Heterogeneous Computing with OpenCL

Revised OpenCL 1.2 Edition

Author: Benedict Gaster,Lee Howes,David R. Kaeli,Perhaad Mistry,Dana Schaa

Publisher: Newnes

ISBN: 0124055206

Category: Computers

Page: 308

View: 1573

Heterogeneous Computing with OpenCL, Second Edition teaches OpenCL and parallel programming for complex systems that may include a variety of device architectures: multi-core CPUs, GPUs, and fully-integrated Accelerated Processing Units (APUs) such as AMD Fusion technology. It is the first textbook that presents OpenCL programming appropriate for the classroom and is intended to support a parallel programming course. Students will come away from this text with hands-on experience and significant knowledge of the syntax and use of OpenCL to address a range of fundamental parallel algorithms. Designed to work on multiple platforms and with wide industry support, OpenCL will help you more effectively program for a heterogeneous future. Written by leaders in the parallel computing and OpenCL communities, Heterogeneous Computing with OpenCL explores memory spaces, optimization techniques, graphics interoperability, extensions, and debugging and profiling. It includes detailed examples throughout, plus additional online exercises and other supporting materials that can be downloaded at This book will appeal to software engineers, programmers, hardware engineers, and students/advanced students. Explains principles and strategies to learn parallel programming with OpenCL, from understanding the four abstraction models to thoroughly testing and debugging complete applications. Covers image processing, web plugins, particle simulations, video editing, performance optimization, and more. Shows how OpenCL maps to an example target architecture and explains some of the tradeoffs associated with mapping to various architectures Addresses a range of fundamental programming techniques, with multiple examples and case studies that demonstrate OpenCL extensions for a variety of hardware platforms

CUDA by Example

An Introduction to General-Purpose GPU Programming, Portable Documents

Author: Jason Sanders,Edward Kandrot

Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional

ISBN: 0132180138

Category: Computers

Page: 312

View: 4265

CUDA is a computing architecture designed to facilitate the development of parallel programs. In conjunction with a comprehensive software platform, the CUDA Architecture enables programmers to draw on the immense power of graphics processing units (GPUs) when building high-performance applications. GPUs, of course, have long been available for demanding graphics and game applications. CUDA now brings this valuable resource to programmers working on applications in other domains, including science, engineering, and finance. No knowledge of graphics programming is required—just the ability to program in a modestly extended version of C. CUDA by Example, written by two senior members of the CUDA software platform team, shows programmers how to employ this new technology. The authors introduce each area of CUDA development through working examples. After a concise introduction to the CUDA platform and architecture, as well as a quick-start guide to CUDA C, the book details the techniques and trade-offs associated with each key CUDA feature. You’ll discover when to use each CUDA C extension and how to write CUDA software that delivers truly outstanding performance. Major topics covered include Parallel programming Thread cooperation Constant memory and events Texture memory Graphics interoperability Atomics Streams CUDA C on multiple GPUs Advanced atomics Additional CUDA resources All the CUDA software tools you’ll need are freely available for download from NVIDIA.

Motors for Makers

Author: Matthew Scarpino

Publisher: Que

ISBN: 9780134032832


Page: 350

View: 7444

As the Maker movement gains momentum, more and more Makers are interested in building robots, 3-D printers, remote-controlled vehicles, and other projects requiring an understanding of electric motors. Motors for Makers is the first easy, friendly guide to electric motors designed specifically for people without formal technical training. Matthew Scarpino introduces motors and their operation without complex theory or math, focusing instead on how to use them, interface them, and control them in practical projects. Scarpino begins by clearly and simply explaining the basic principles of electric motors, and describing the characteristics of stepper, servo, induction, and linear motors. Next, he presents detailed instructions and working code for interfacing with and controlling servomotors with the popular Arduino Due and Raspberry Pi. Throughout, you'll learn through practical examples and case studies designed for clarity and simplicity.

Design of FPGA-Based Computing Systems with OpenCL

Author: Hasitha Muthumala Waidyasooriya,Masanori Hariyama,Kunio Uchiyama

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319681613

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 126

View: 8329

This book provides wide knowledge about designing FPGA-based heterogeneous computing systems, using a high-level design environment based on OpenCL (Open Computing language), which is called OpenCL for FPGA. The OpenCL-based design methodology will be the key technology to exploit the potential of FPGAs in various applications such as low-power embedded applications and high-performance computing. By understanding the OpenCL-based design methodology, readers can design an entire FPGA-based computing system more easily compared to the conventional HDL-based design, because OpenCL for FPGA takes care of computation on a host, data transfer between a host and an FPGA, computation on an FPGA with a capable of accessing external DDR memories. In the step-by-step way, readers can understand followings: how to set up the design environment how to write better codes systematically considering architectural constraints how to design practical applications

Designing Circuit Boards with EAGLE

Make High-Quality PCBs at Low Cost

Author: Matthew Scarpino

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 0133820017

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 408

View: 7485

"Matt Scarpino has provided a great tool for the hobbyist starting out in the circuit board design world, demonstrating all the features you’ll need to create your own circuit board projects. However, the experienced engineer will also benefit from the book, as it serves as a complete reference guide to all EAGLE software configuration settings and features. His insightful guidance helps simplify difficult tasks, and his handy tips will help save you hours of trial-and-error experimentation." --Rich Blum, author, Sams Teach Yourself Arduino Programming in 24 Hours and Sams Teach Yourself Python Programming for Raspberry Pi in 24 Hours Powerful, flexible, and inexpensive, EAGLE is the ideal PCB design solution for every Maker/DIYer, startup, hobbyist, or student. Today, all open source Arduino designs are released in EAGLE format: If you want to design cost-effective new PCBs, this is the tool to learn. Matthew Scarpino helps you take full advantage of EAGLE’s remarkable capabilities. You won’t find any differential equations here: only basic circuit theory and hands-on techniques for designing effective PCBs and getting innovative new gadgets to market. Scarpino starts with an accessible introduction to the fundamentals of PCB design. Next, he walks through the design of basic, intermediate, and complex circuit boards, starting with a simple inverting amplifier and culminating in a six-layer single-board computer with hundreds of components and thousands of routed connections. As the circuits grow more complex, you’ll master advanced EAGLE features and discover how to automate crucial design-related tasks. Whatever your previous experience, Scarpino’s start-to-finish examples and practical insight can help you create designs of stunning power and efficiency. Understand single-sided, double-sided, and multilayer boards Design practical circuits with the schematic editor Transform schematics into physical board designs Convert board designs into Gerber output files for fabrication Expand EAGLE’s capabilities with new libraries and components Exchange designs with LTspice and simulate their responses to input Automate simple repetitive operations with editor commands Streamline circuit design and library generation with User Language programs (ULPs) Design for the advanced BeagleBone Black, with high-speed BGA devices and a 32-bit system on a chip (SoC) Use buses to draw complex connections between components Configure stackups, create/route BGA components, and route high-speed signals provides an archive containing the design files for the book’s circuits. It also includes EAGLE libraries, scripts, and User Language programs (ULPs).

GPU Computing Gems

Author: Wen-mei W. Hwu

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0123859638

Category: Computers

Page: 541

View: 7294

"Since the introduction of CUDA in 2007, more than 100 million computers with CUDA capable GPUs have been shipped to end users. GPU computing application developers can now expect their application to have a mass market. With the introduction of OpenCL in 2010, researchers can now expect to develop GPU applications that can run on hardware from multiple vendors"--

OpenGL Insights

Author: Patrick Cozzi,Christophe Riccio

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1439893764

Category: Computers

Page: 712

View: 8011

Get Real-World Insight from Experienced Professionals in the OpenGL Community With OpenGL, OpenGL ES, and WebGL, real-time rendering is becoming available everywhere, from AAA games to mobile phones to web pages. Assembling contributions from experienced developers, vendors, researchers, and educators, OpenGL Insights presents real-world techniques for intermediate and advanced OpenGL, OpenGL ES, and WebGL developers. Go Beyond the Basics The book thoroughly covers a range of topics, including OpenGL 4.2 and recent extensions. It explains how to optimize for mobile devices, explores the design of WebGL libraries, and discusses OpenGL in the classroom. The contributors also examine asynchronous buffer and texture transfers, performance state tracking, and programmable vertex pulling. Sharpen Your Skills Focusing on current and emerging techniques for the OpenGL family of APIs, this book demonstrates the breadth and depth of OpenGL. Readers will gain practical skills to solve problems related to performance, rendering, profiling, framework design, and more.

CUDA Application Design and Development

Author: Rob Farber

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0123884268

Category: Computers

Page: 315

View: 7245

Machine generated contents note: 1. How to think in CUDA 2. Tools to build, debug and profile 3. The GPU performance envelope 4. The CUDA memory subsystems 5. Exploiting the CUDA execution grid 6. MultiGPU applications and scaling 7. Numerical CUDA, libraries and high-level language bindings 8. Mixing CUDA with rendering 9. High Performance Machine Learning 10. Scientific Visualization 11. Multimedia with OpenCV 12. Ultra Low-power Devices: Tegra.

Parallel Programming with OpenACC

Author: Rob Farber

Publisher: Newnes

ISBN: 0124104592

Category: Computers

Page: 326

View: 595

Parallel Programming with OpenACC is a modern, practical guide to implementing dependable computing systems. The book explains how anyone can use OpenACC to quickly ramp-up application performance using high-level code directives called pragmas. The OpenACC directive-based programming model is designed to provide a simple, yet powerful, approach to accelerators without significant programming effort. Author Rob Farber, working with a team of expert contributors, demonstrates how to turn existing applications into portable GPU accelerated programs that demonstrate immediate speedups. The book also helps users get the most from the latest NVIDIA and AMD GPU plus multicore CPU architectures (and soon for Intel® Xeon PhiTM as well). Downloadable example codes provide hands-on OpenACC experience for common problems in scientific, commercial, big-data, and real-time systems. Topics include writing reusable code, asynchronous capabilities, using libraries, multicore clusters, and much more. Each chapter explains how a specific aspect of OpenACC technology fits, how it works, and the pitfalls to avoid. Throughout, the book demonstrates how the use of simple working examples that can be adapted to solve application needs. Presents the simplest way to leverage GPUs to achieve application speedups Shows how OpenACC works, including working examples that can be adapted for application needs Allows readers to download source code and slides from the book's companion web page

The CUDA Handbook

A Comprehensive Guide to GPU Programming

Author: Nicholas Wilt

Publisher: Addison-Wesley

ISBN: 0133261506

Category: Computers

Page: 528

View: 4012

The CUDA Handbook begins where CUDA by Example (Addison-Wesley, 2011) leaves off, discussing CUDA hardware and software in greater detail and covering both CUDA 5.0 and Kepler. Every CUDA developer, from the casual to the most sophisticated, will find something here of interest and immediate usefulness. Newer CUDA developers will see how the hardware processes commands and how the driver checks progress; more experienced CUDA developers will appreciate the expert coverage of topics such as the driver API and context migration, as well as the guidance on how best to structure CPU/GPU data interchange and synchronization. The accompanying open source code–more than 25,000 lines of it, freely available at–is specifically intended to be reused and repurposed by developers. Designed to be both a comprehensive reference and a practical cookbook, the text is divided into the following three parts: Part I, Overview, gives high-level descriptions of the hardware and software that make CUDA possible. Part II, Details, provides thorough descriptions of every aspect of CUDA, including Memory Streams and events Models of execution, including the dynamic parallelism feature, new with CUDA 5.0 and SM 3.5 The streaming multiprocessors, including descriptions of all features through SM 3.5 Programming multiple GPUs Texturing The source code accompanying Part II is presented as reusable microbenchmarks and microdemos, designed to expose specific hardware characteristics or highlight specific use cases. Part III, Select Applications, details specific families of CUDA applications and key parallel algorithms, including Streaming workloads Reduction Parallel prefix sum (Scan) N-body Image Processing These algorithms cover the full range of potential CUDA applications.

OpenCL Programming by Example

Author: Ravishekhar Banger,Koushik Bhattacharyya

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1849692351

Category: Computers

Page: 304

View: 6298

This book follows an example-driven, simplified, and practical approach to using OpenCL for general purpose GPU programming. If you are a beginner in parallel programming and would like to quickly accelerate your algorithms using OpenCL, this book is perfect for you! You will find the diverse topics and case studies in this book interesting and informative. You will only require a good knowledge of C programming for this book, and an understanding of parallel implementations will be useful, but not necessary.

Human Behavior Understanding in Networked Sensing

Theory and Applications of Networks of Sensors

Author: Paolo Spagnolo,Pier Luigi Mazzeo,Cosimo Distante

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319108077

Category: Computers

Page: 459

View: 4216

This book provides a broad overview of both the technical challenges in sensor network development, and the real-world applications of distributed sensing. Important aspects of distributed computing in large-scale networked sensor systems are analyzed in the context of human behavior understanding, including topics on systems design tools and techniques. Additionally, the book examines a varied range of applications. Features: contains valuable contributions from an international selection of leading experts in the field; presents a high-level introduction to the aims and motivations underpinning distributed sensing; describes decision-making algorithms in the presence of complex sensor networks; provides a detailed analysis of the design, implementation, and development of a distributed network of homogeneous or heterogeneous sensors; reviews the application of distributed sensing to human behavior understanding and autonomous intelligent vehicles; includes a helpful glossary and a list of acronyms.

Using OpenCL

Programming Massively Parallel Computers

Author: Janusz Kowalik,Tadeusz Puźniakowski

Publisher: IOS Press

ISBN: 1614990298

Category: Computers

Page: 295

View: 3680

Using OpenMP

Portable Shared Memory Parallel Programming

Author: Barbara Chapman,Gabriele Jost,Ruud van der Pas

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262533022

Category: Computers

Page: 353

View: 7017

Using OpenMP discusses hardware developments, describes where OpenMP is applicable, and compares OpenMP to other programming interfaces for shared and distributed memory parallel architectures. It introduces the individual features of OpenMP, provides many source code examples that demonstrate the use and functionality of the language constructs, and offers tips on writing an efficient OpenMP program. It describes how to use OpenMP in full-scale applications to achieve high performance on large-scale architectures, discussing several case studies in detail, and offers in-depth troubleshooting advice. It explains how OpenMP is translated into explicitly multithreaded code, providing a valuable behind-the-scenes account of OpenMP program performance. Finally, Using OpenMP considers trends likely to influence OpenMP development, offering a glimpse of the possibilities of a future OpenMP 3.0 from the vantage point of the current OpenMP 2.5.