Improving utility of GPU in accelerating industrial applications with user-centred automatic code translation
Roerdink, Jos B.T.M.
AffiliationUniversity of Bedfordshire
Liverpool John Moores University
University of Groningen
University of Exeter
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AbstractSMEs, particularly those whose business is focused on developing innovative produces, are limited by a major bottleneck on the speed of computation in many applications. The recent developments in GPUs have been the marked increase in their versatility in many computational areas. But due to the lack of specialist GPU (Graphics processing units) programming skills, the explosion of GPU power has not been fully utilized in general SME applications by inexperienced users. Also, existing automatic CPU-to-GPU code translators are mainly designed for research purposes with poor user interface design and hard-to-use. Little attentions have been paid to the applicability, usability and learnability of these tools for normal users. In this paper, we present an online automated CPU-to-GPU source translation system, (GPSME) for inexperienced users to utilize GPU capability in accelerating general SME applications. This system designs and implements a directive programming model with new kernel generation scheme and memory management hierarchy to optimize its performance. A web service based interface is designed for inexperienced users to easily and flexibly invoke the automatic resource translator. Our experiments with non-expert GPU users in 4 SMEs reflect that GPSME system can efficiently accelerate real-world applications with at least 4x and have a better applicability, usability and learnability than existing automatic CPU-to-GPU source translators
CitationYang P, Dong F, Codreanu V, Williams D, Roerdink JBTM, Anvari-Moghaddam A, Min G (2017) 'improving Utility of GPU in Accelerating Industrial Applications with User-centred Automatic Code Translation', IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics, 14 (4), pp.-.
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