Explore different GPU programming methods using libraries and directives, such as OpenACC, with extension to languages such as C, C++, and Python
Key Features
Learn parallel programming principles and practices and performance analysis in GPU computing
Get to grips with distributed multi GPU programming and other approaches to GPU programming
Understand how GPU acceleration in deep learning models can improve their performance
Book Description
Compute Unified Device Architecture (CUDA) is NVIDIA’s GPU computing platform and application programming interface. It’s designed to work with programming languages such as C, C++, and Python. With CUDA, you can leverage a GPU’s parallel computing power for a range of high-performance computing applications in the fields of science, healthcare, and deep learning.
Learn CUDA Programming will help you learn GPU parallel programming and understand its modern applications. In this book, you’ll discover CUDA programming approaches for modern GPU architectures. You’ll not only be guided through GPU features, tools, and APIs, you’ll also learn how to analyze performance with sample parallel programming algorithms. This book will help you optimize the performance of your apps by giving insights into CUDA programming platforms with various libraries, compiler directives (OpenACC), and other languages. As you progress, you’ll learn how additional computing power can be generated using multiple GPUs in a box or in multiple boxes. Finally, you’ll explore how CUDA accelerates deep learning algorithms, including convolutional neural networks (CNNs) and recurrent neural networks (RNNs).
By the end of this CUDA book, you’ll be equipped with the skills you need to integrate the power of GPU computing in your applications.
What you will learn
Understand general GPU operations and programming patterns in CUDA
Uncover the difference between GPU programming and CPU programming
Analyze GPU application performance and implement optimization strategies
Explore GPU programming, profiling, and debugging tools
Grasp parallel programming algorithms and how to implement them
Scale GPU-accelerated applications with multi-GPU and multi-nodes
Delve into GPU programming platforms with accelerated libraries, Python, and OpenACC
Gain insights into deep learning accelerators in CNNs and RNNs using GPUs
Who this book is for
This beginner-level book is for programmers who want to delve into parallel computing, become part of the high-performance computing community and build modern applications. Basic C and C++ programming experience is assumed. For deep learning enthusiasts, this book covers Python InterOps, DL libraries, and practical examples on performance estimation.
Table of Contents
Introduction to CUDA programming
CUDA Memory Management
CUDA Thread Programming: Performance Indicators and Optimization Strategies
CUDA Kernel Execution model and optimization strategies
CUDA Application Monitoring and Debugging
Scalable Multi-GPU programming
Parallel Programming Patterns in CUDA
GPU accelerated Libraries and popular programming languages
GPU programming using OpenACC
Deep Learning Acceleration with CUDA