The exploitation of general-purpose computing on graphics processing units (GPUs) and modern multi-core processors in a single heterogeneous parallel system has proven highly efficient for running several technical computing workloads. This applied to a wide range of areas such as chemistry, bioinformatics, molecular biology, engineering, and big data analytics.
Recently launched, the IBM® Power System S824L comes into play to explore the use of the NVIDIA Tesla K40 GPU, combined with the latest IBM POWER8™ processor, providing a unique technology platform for high performance computing.
This IBM Redpaper™ publication discusses the installation of the system, and the development of C/C++ and Java applications using the NVIDIA CUDA platform for IBM POWER8.
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