Accelerated Numerical Processing API Based on GPU Technology

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$599,942.00
Award Year:
2008
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
NNX08CA06C
Agency Tracking Number:
066078
Solicitation Year:
2006
Solicitation Topic Code:
S8.02
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
EM Photonics
51 East Main Street, Suite 201, Newark, DE, 19711-4676
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
071744143
Principal Investigator:
John Humphrey
Principal Investigator
(302) 456-9003
humphrey@emphotonics.com
Business Contact:
Eric Kelmelis
Business Official
(302) 456-9003
kelmelis@emphotonics.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
The recent performance increases in graphics processing units (GPUs) have made graphics cards an attractive platform for implementing computationally intense applications. With their numerous parallel computational pipelines and SIMD architecture, modern GPUs can outperform high-end microprocessors by one to three orders of magnitude, depending on the problem. Most work to date at EM Photonics and elsewhere has focused on accelerating specific applications by porting core engines onto the GPU. In this project, we propose the development of general purpose computational libraries capable of solving numerous core numerical functions on commodity graphics cards. These solvers will be based on accepted, industry-standard interfaces and will be easy to integrate with current and future applications. The result will be a GPU-based numerical coprocessor capable accelerating a wide range of computationally intense functions, thereby reducing processing times in applications where numerical computations are the primary bottleneck.

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