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"Michael I. Lichter" <MLichter@Buffalo.EDU> |

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Re: st: GPUs and statistical computing |

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Mon, 24 Aug 2009 01:08:39 -0400 |

Michael David Airey wrote:

. In the following interesting article, http://www.biomedcentral.com/1756-0500/2/149the authors "...show that a single GPU machine containing three GPUsthat costs $2000 performs similarly to 150 CPUs on a compute cluster.These CPUs, including the added infrastructure and support cost of thecluster system, would cost approximately $82,500."Occasionally I ask Stata Corp about the possibility of parallelcomputing using graphics processing chips, for example:http://www.stata.com/statalist/archive/2009-06/msg00329.htmlThe problem seems to be that GPUs do not generally supportdouble-precision arithmetic. I guess one question for the authors ofthe above article is: fast yes, but precise?-Dave * * For searches and help try: * http://www.stata.com/help.cgi?search * http://www.stata.com/support/statalist/faq * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/

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**References**:**st: GPUs and statistical computing***From:*David Airey <david.airey@vanderbilt.edu>

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