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dangermouse



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I am learning this technology from the book "CUDA by example" by Sanders and Kandrot, I read the first 50 pages and the concepts are easy to grasp, being CUDA C very close to C.

I wonder if you hackers solved some challenges or puzzles with nVidia CUDA and support of a Graphic Processing Unit? If yes which ones? How many CUDA cores does your toaster have on board?

I dream of having a nVidia Tesla Accelerator K20X in my box, imagine 2688 CUDA cores ready to perform computations, with a power drain of only 230W, on board of a normal PCI Express card!

As side note: I believe after GPS devices and smartphones, this could be the next big technological revolution: such boards coupled with a Kinect sensor and a projector might create the first hologram videophones la Star Wars Smile

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might create the first hologram videophones la Star Wars


Not unless battery technology makes huuuuuge advancements Wink
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AMindForeverVoyaging wrote:


Not unless battery technology makes huuuuuge advancements Wink


Are you planning to run them on a cell phone? Very Happy
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Oh, wait. There are landline telephones? I forgot. Smile
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Redford



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I'm not using CUDA in my solutions, maybe because I haven't started doing "puzzle challenges" on hacker.org yet Wink But It's very good idea for puzzles which need many computations. Other challenges don't need so much power (rather good ideas and algorithms) Wink
What books do you recommend for quite advanced programmer, who knows nothing about CUDA? Wink

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dangermouse



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ciao Redford, I think "CUDA by Example" is a good entry point, especially if you already know C and its caveats.

I also saw that there are online courses on CUDA from Universities available for free at
https://developer.nvidia.com/cuda-training

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Thanks! I'll check this out in free time Wink

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