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Re: st: GPUs and statistical computing


From   Mike Wazowski <mike.wazowski@ymail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: GPUs and statistical computing
Date   Mon, 24 Aug 2009 18:54:11 -0700 (PDT)

there is a gpu engine for matlab:

http://www.accelereyes.com/

perhaps some day there will be one for stata/mata.

and yes, these days nvidia does support double precision.

mike



--- On Mon, 8/24/09, David Airey <david.airey@vanderbilt.edu> wrote:

> From: David Airey <david.airey@vanderbilt.edu>
> Subject: st: GPUs and statistical computing
> To: "Statalist" <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
> Date: Monday, August 24, 2009, 12:28 AM
> .
> 
> In the following interesting article,
> 
> http://www.biomedcentral.com/1756-0500/2/149
> 
> the authors "...show that a single GPU machine containing
> three GPUs that costs $2000 performs similarly to 150 CPUs
> on a compute cluster. These CPUs, including the added
> infrastructure and support cost of the cluster system, would
> cost approximately $82,500."
> 
> Occasionally I ask Stata Corp about the possibility of
> parallel computing using graphics processing chips, for
> example:
> 
> http://www.stata.com/statalist/archive/2009-06/msg00329.html
> 
> The problem seems to be that GPUs do not generally support
> double-precision arithmetic. I guess one question for the
> authors of the above article is: fast yes, but precise?
> 
> -Dave
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