Wednesday, November 5, 2014

GPU COMPUTING GEMS EMERALD EDITION (APPLICATIONS OF GPU COMPUTING SERIES)

"... the perfect companion to Programming Massively Parallel Processors by Hwu  Kirk."
— Nicolas Pinto, Research Scientist at Harvard & MIT, NVIDIA Fellow 2009-2010.  

Graphics processing units (GPUs) can do much more than render graphics. Scientists and researchers increasingly look to GPUs to improve the efficiency and performance of computationally-intensive experiments across a range of disciplines.  GPU Computing Gems: Emerald Edition brings their techniques to you, showcasing GPU-based solutions including:  Black hole simulations with CUDA GPU-accelerated computation and interactive display of molecular orbitals Temporal data mining for neuroscience GPU -based parallelization for fast circuit optimization Fast graph cuts for computer vision Real-time stereo on GPGPU using progressive multi-resolution adaptive windows GPU image demosaicing Tomographic image reconstruction from unordered lines with CUDA Medical image processing using GPU -accelerated ITK image filters 41 more chapters of innovative GPU computing ideas, written to be accessible to researchers from any domain GPU Computing Gems: Emerald Edition is the first volume in Morgan Kaufmann's Applications of GPU Computing Series, offering the latest insights and research in computer vision, electronic design automation, emerging data-intensive applications, life sciences, medical imaging, ray tracing and rendering, scientific simulation, signal and audio processing, statistical modeling, and video / image processing.   Covers the breadth of industry from scientific simulation and electronic design automation to audio / video processing, medical imaging, computer vision, and more  Many examples leverage NVIDIA's CUDA parallel computing architecture, the most widely-adopted massively parallel programming solution  Offers insights and ideas as well as practical "hands-on" skills you can immediately put to use.

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