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Handbook of Research on Interactive Information Quality in Expanding Social Network Communications
Graphical processing unit, suitable for the intensive computation. Mostly build by AMd and NVIDIA.
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Efficient Prefix Scan for the GPU-Based Implementation of Random Forest
Bojan Novak (UM FERI, Slovenia)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-7377-9.ch009
The random forest ensemble learning with the Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) version of prefix scan method is presented. The efficiency of the implementation of the random forest algorithm depends critically on the scan (prefix sum) algorithm. The prefix scan is used in the depth-first implementation of optimal split point computation. Described are different implementations of the prefix scan algorithms. The speeds of the algorithms depend on three factors: the algorithm itself, which could be improved, the programming skills, and the compiler. In parallel environments, things are even more complicated and depend on the programmer´s knowledge of the Central Processing Unit (CPU) or the GPU architecture. An efficient parallel scan algorithm that avoids bank conflicts is crucial for the prefix scan implementation. In our tests, multicore CPU and GPU implementation based on NVIDIA´s CUDA is compared.
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Computer Architectures and Programming Models: How to Exploit Parallelism
Graphics Processing Unit is a specialized processor originally designed to accelerate graphics rendering. GPUs can process many pieces of data simultaneously, making them useful for high performance computing, machine learning, video editing, and gaming applications.
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3-D Visualization on Mobile Devices
Graphics processing units are specialized logic chips devoted to rendering 2-D or 3-D images. Display adapters contain one or more GPUs for fast graphics rendering.
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The Presence of the Uncanny Valley Between Animation and Cinema: A Communication Approach
It stands for a graphics processing unit and is located in the computer graphic card. Calculations and final rendered images are generated faster when using GPU.
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The Future of Supercomputers and High-Performance Computing
Graphical processing unit. A specialized processing unit used for fast rendering of images on the computer display. GPU usually consists of several hundred processing elements. GPUs can also be utilized for general computing.
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Real-Time Image and Video Processing Using High-Level Synthesis (HLS)
(Graphics Processing Unit) is a specialized integrated circuit designed thousands of small and efficient cores to handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
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A Survey of Parallel Community Detection Algorithms
A Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) comprises of hundreds of cores, which is able to handle thousands of threads simultaneously
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The Future of High-Performance Computing (HPC)
Graphics Processing Unit, a single-chip special purpose processor primarily used to manage and boost the performance of video and graphics, also used for acceleration of regular structured simple parallel computational tasks.
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An Introduction to Clustering Algorithms in Big Data
GPU stands for graphics processing unit is a single chip processor mainly used for fast processing.
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High-Performance Computing for Theoretical Study of Nanoscale and Molecular Interconnects
Graphical processing unit. They are used in computers to enable sending a video signal to the monitor.
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