[Chicago] july

Garrett Smith g at rrett.us.com
Tue Jul 1 23:44:34 CEST 2008


-----Original Message-----
From: Cosmin Stejerean <cstejerean at gmail.com>
Sent: Tuesday, July 01, 2008 2:20 PM
To: The Chicago Python Users Group <chicago at python.org>
Subject: [Chicago] july

Last night I offered to give a presentation on GPU programming with
CUDA (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CUDA) and some degree of Python at
the July meeting. I'd like to make sure we don't have anything else
planned and that people are interested so I can start putting together
the presentation.


The latest generation of GPUs (video cards) from Nvidia can perform
close to 1 teraFLOP. By comparison the latest Intel CPUs can achieve
around 70 gigaFLOPS. Learning how to take advantage of the power the
GPU can deliver speed-ups of up to 100x to certain applications in the
fields of audio/video encoding, computer vision, computational
finance, computational biology, physics simulations, etc.

Cosmin Stejerean
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