Category Archives: Computer Science

Hell weeks ahead

I have a project paper and presentation on parallel programming (using CUDA) due on two weeks from now and I haven’t started my project yet. Add to that I still need to prove the correctness of two algorithms for my … Continue reading

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A synthesis of the paper entitled “The future of supercomputing” by M. Snir, 2014

Introduction Marc Snir presented a high-level picture of the current status of technologies for supercomputing, the current challenges threatening the continuation of advancements in CMOS-based components and the possible tracks for coping up with such challenges in his talk outlined … Continue reading

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A synthesis of the paper entitled “GPUs: a closer look” by K. Fatahalian and M. Houston, 2008

Introduction The authors of GPUs: a closer look [Fatahalian and Houston, 2008] provides the reader a high-level overview of the inner workings of a graphics processing unit (GPU) outlined as a computing pipeline. This pipeline is an interleaving of program … Continue reading

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