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2 Author(s)
Luebke, D. ; NVIDIA Res. ; Humphreys, G.

GPUs have moved away from the traditional fixed-function 3D graphics pipeline toward a flexible general-purpose computational engine. Today, GPUs can implement many parallel algorithms directly using graphics hardware. Well-suited algorithms that leverage all the underlying computational horsepower often achieve tremendous speedups. Truly, the GPU is the first widely deployed commodity desktop parallel computer

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Computer  (Volume:40 ,  Issue: 2 )