PAR Lecture 1, Thurs Jan 19
- Read the syllabus.
- Read https://computing.llnl.gov/tutorials/parallel_comp/ for an intro to parallel computing.
- Some points:
- Physics limits to processor speed.
- History of Nvidia.
- Intel CPUs vs Nvidia CUDA cores.
- Advantages and disadvantages of shared memory.
- OpenMP vs CUDA.
- Rate-limiting cost usually I/O not computation.
- Homework 1 is online, due Jan 26.
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