Delivering faster results through parallelisation and GPU acceleration

Matthew Newall, Violeta Holmes, Colin Venters, Paul Lunn

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The rate of scientific discovery depends on the speed at which accurate results and analysis can be obtained. The use of parallel co-processors such as Graphical Processing Units (GPUs) is becoming more and more important in meeting this demand as improvements in serial data processing speed become increasingly difficult to sustain. However, parallel data processing requires more complex programming compared to serial processing. Here we present our methods for parallelising two pieces of scientific software, leveraging multiple GPUs to achieve up to thirty times speed up.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIntelligent Systems in Science and Information 2014
EditorsKohei Arai, Supriya Kapoor, Rahul Bhatia
PublisherSpringer, Cham
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9783319146546
ISBN (Print)9783319146539, 9783319356785
Publication statusPublished - 19 Mar 2015
Event2014 Science and Information Conference - Park Inn by Radisson Hotel, London, United Kingdom
Duration: 27 Aug 201429 Aug 2014 (Link to Conference Details )

Publication series

NameStudies in Computational Intelligence
ISSN (Print)1860-949X
ISSN (Electronic)1860-9503


Conference2014 Science and Information Conference
Abbreviated titleSAI 2014
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
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