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GPU Processing overkill?

Is there such a point where using GPU Processing or Coprocessors (such as the Intel Xeon PHI card or the Nvidia Tesla card) can actually reduce the speed of which a software computes data? Say I had ...
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Execute OpenCL code on the CPU

I want to execute OpenCL code on a PC which doesn't have a graphics card, nor any other hardware component which is able to execute OpenCL. Is it possible compile my OpenCL code in a way that it can ...
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Windows Server Tesla/GPU Hosting

I have a Windows calculation-intensive solution that uses NVidia's GPGPU (CUDA). I am looking to host my application on the cloud and expose it via a Web service. The only host I found was AWS, but ...
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Matching hardware requirements to software ( BARRA and GPGPU )

I am trying to build a PC capable of running in the best case both GPGPU-sim and BARRA sim. And if impossible to match I am going to stick with GPGPU-sim. Below is a list of software requirements and ...
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Options for scalable commodity GPU servers for CUDA?

I'm doing some machine learning work that benefits tremendously from using the GPU. I'm kind of at the limits of my current setup (A workstation with a single GTX580) and I really don't have room for ...
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What kind of CPU/GPU integration is offered by APUs?

I'm truly fascinated by the idea of GPGPU and using the GPU for heavy processing. I'm seeing that also APUs (Accelerated Processing Units, CPU+GPU on the same chip) are gaining a consistent ...
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Mixing AMD and NVIDIA graphics cards on one system [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Multiple video cards on Windows 7 I have a bit of a problem with graphics cards that I'd appreciate advice on. On the one hand, I need an ATI graphics card, because a ...
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Do I have to reboot the system after getting an “unspecified launch failure” in kernel?

After a kernel fails due to "unspecified launch failure", the only way I am able to use the device again is after a system reboot. Is there another way to do this? If I attempt to to run again after ...
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Does a GPU-Based video converter exist beyond Badaboom and Avivo?

I've been looking for one for a long time and I've found Badaboom to be incredibly bad and Avivo not to be able to run on my GPU (I have an nVidia GPU). Does anybody know of any other solutions?
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Why are we still using CPUs instead of GPUs?

It seems to me that these days lots of calculations are done on the GPU. Obviously graphics are done there, but using CUDA and the like, AI, hashing algorithms (think bitcoins) and others are also ...
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VMware: How to directly access the GPU

I have VMware Workstation running on Ubuntu host with a Ubuntu Guest. Is it possible to directly access the GPU from the VM? I want to run CUDA on the VM
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Some questions on the feasibility of GPU as the primary processor for a system

1) Are there any manufactures that offer boards that have GPGPU's as their primary processors out on the market at all? Ones that would fit into a mini-ITX form factor would be of interest but the ...
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Plugging in a GPU into a PCI slot via a PCI-e to PCI converter: is it possible?

First of all, this is for a GPGPU project so I only need a very small amount of bandwidth. The bandwidth for PCI and PCI-e 1x slots are several orders of magnitude more than I need. Some people have ...
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ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4500 - Support OpenCL or not?

I wanted to run Folding@Home on my laptop. I downloaded version 6.41 which supports GPGPU for ATI with the r_700 switch. It seemd too work slow so I took a look with GPU-Z and I was puzzled. ATI ...