Seminar on "Introduction to CUDA" by Dr Sparsh Mittal

Title:Introduction to CUDA
Speaker: Dr Sparsh Mittal
Date: 7th Sept 2017 (Thursday)
Venue: Auditorium
Timings: 12:00 to 13:30
 
Abstract: Dr Sparsh Mittal will present a seminar on "Introduction to CUDA: a programming language for GPUs". The presentation will start with a brief introduction to GPU (graphics processing unit) and the memory address spaces in GPUs. CUDA programming will be illustrated through hello world program, scalar/vector addition program, and matrix multiplication program using global memory vs shared memory. Further, the use of threads/blocks, shared memory and thread synchronization using barrier in CUDA will be discussed through programs. 
The presentation will be useful for those interested in using GPUs for accelerating their workloads. 
 
Prerequisites: Attendees must have experience with C/C++. It will be helpful if the attendees know about the simple 2D matrix multiplication code and the following commands in C: malloc(), free(), memcpy(). However, experience with GPU, graphics-programming or parallel programming is not required. 
 
Speaker Bio: Dr Sparsh Mittal is a faculty member at CSE department at IITH. His webpage is http://www.iith.ac.in/~sparsh/.  
Dates: 
Thursday, September 7, 2017 - 12:00 to 13:30