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Automatic parallelization for graphics processing units

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Automatic parallelization for graphics processing units
Accelerated graphics cards, or Graphics Processing Units (GPUs), have become ubiquitous in recent years. On the right kinds of problems, GPUs greatly surpass CPUs in terms of raw performance. However, because they are difficult to program, GPUs are used only for a narrow class of special-purpose applications; the raw processing power made available by GPUs is unused most of the time. This paper presents an extension to a Java JIT compiler that executes suitable code on the GPU instead of the CPU. Both static and dynamic features are used to decide whether it is feasible and beneficial to off-load a piece of code on the GPU. The paper presents a cost model that balances the speedup available from the GPU against the cost of transferring input and output data between main memory and GPU memory. The cost model is parameterized so that it can be applied to different hardware combinations. The paper also presents ways to overcome several obstacles to parallelization inherent in the desig...
Alan Leung, Ondrej Lhoták, Ghulam Lashari
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Type Conference
Year 2009
Where PPPJ
Authors Alan Leung, Ondrej Lhoták, Ghulam Lashari
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