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CPU/GPU Unification

From: andrew cooke <andrew@...>

Date: Tue, 11 Aug 2009 09:28:15 -0400

http://graphics.cs.williams.edu/archive/SweeneyHPG2009/TimHPG2009.pdf

From http://lambda-the-ultimate.org/node/3560

Also, related to a comment there, Copperhead (data parallel Python):
http://parlang.pbworks.com/f/CUDA+-+Copperhead.pptx

From that (since it's powerpoint):
 - Copperhead is still in embryo
 - We can compile a few small programs
 - Copperhead is a subset of Python, designed for data parallelism
And Google's htmliser:
http://74.125.47.132/search?q=cache:qPIQOEdD84gJ:parlang.pbworks.com/f/CUDA%2B-%2BCopperhead.pptx+copperhead+parallel&cd=1&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=cl&client=firefox-a

I don't know whether to welcome the emphasis on functional programming
or be worried.  On the one hand, it would be great to move in that
direction.  On the other I can't work out how to motivate people at my
current job to look at using more tests, never mind think about
functional languages.

Andrew

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