[Beowulf] GPU (was Accelerator) for data compressing

Vincent Diepeveen diep at xs4all.nl
Fri Oct 3 09:00:16 PDT 2008

On Oct 3, 2008, at 5:45 PM, Joe Landman wrote:
> GPU as a compression engine?  Interesting ...
> Joe

For great compression, it's rather hard to get that to work.
With a lot of RAM some clever guys manage.

GPU has a lot of stream processors, yet little RAM a stream processor.

Additionally they all have to execute the same code at a bunch of  
SP's at the same time.

So there is a big need for some real clever new algorithm there,
as the lack of RAM is gonna hurt really bigtime.

Would be a mighty interesting study to get something to work there.  
It allows real
complicated mathematical functions for PPM functionality.

What's in that GPU soon will be in a CPU anyway, so it benefits the  
entire planet a thing like that.

Where can i ask for funding?


>> Cheers
>> Carsten
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