Hands-On GPU Programming with Python and CUDA

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Learn
  • Launch GPU code directly from Python
  • Write effective and efficient GPU kernels and device functions
  • Use libraries such as cuFFT, cuBLAS, and cuSolver
  • Debug and profile your code with Nsight and Visual Profiler
  • Apply GPU programming to datascience problems
  • Build a GPU-based deep neuralnetwork from scratch
  • Explore advanced GPU hardware features, such as warp shuffling
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Hands-On GPU Programming with Python and CUDA hits the ground running: you’ll start by learning how to apply Amdahl’s Law, use a code profiler to identify bottlenecks in your Python code, and set up an appropriate GPU programming environment. You’ll then see how to “query” the GPU’s features and copy arrays of data to and from the GPU’s own memory.

As you make your way through the book, you’ll launch code directly onto the GPU and write full blown GPU kernels and device functions in CUDA C. You’ll get to grips with profiling GPU code effectively and fully test and debug your code using Nsight IDE. Next, you’ll explore some of the more well-known NVIDIA libraries, such as cuFFT and cuBLAS.

With a solid background in place, you will now apply your new-found knowledge to develop your very own GPU-based deep neural network from scratch. You’ll then explore advanced topics, such as warp shuffling, dynamic parallelism, and PTX assembly. In the final chapter, you’ll see some topics and applications related to GPU programming that you may wish to pursue, including AI, graphics, and blockchain.

By the end of this book, you will be able to apply GPU programming to problems related to data science and high-performance computing.

Features
  • Expand your background in GPU programming—PyCUDA, scikit-cuda, and Nsight
  • Effectively use CUDA libraries such as cuBLAS, cuFFT, and cuSolver
  • Apply GPU programming to modern data science applications
Page Count 310
Course Length 9 hours 18 minutes
ISBN 9781788993913
Date Of Publication 27 Nov 2018

Authors

Dr. Brian Tuomanen

Dr. Brian Tuomanen has been working with CUDA and General-Purpose GPU Programming since 2014. He received his Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Washington in Seattle, and briefly worked as a Software Engineer before switching to Mathematics for Graduate School. He completed his Ph.D. in Mathematics at the University of Missouri in Columbia, where he first encountered GPU programming as a means for studying scientific problems. Dr. Tuomanen has spoken at the US Army Research Lab about General Purpose GPU programming, and has recently lead GPU integration and development at a Maryland based start-up company. He currently lives and works in the Seattle area.