Device Memory Memory Bandwidth Stream Processor Innermost Loop Global Memory Access 
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While graphics accelerator boards are traditionally built for the gaming industry, nowadays these devices are usable for general computing tasks as well. GPUs are specialized for compute-intensive, highly parallel computations. In contrast to standard multi- or many-core architectures much more transistors are implemented for data processing rather than data caching and flow control. Hence, it is very appealing to use these architectures as acceleration platform for high-performance computing tasks in medical devices.


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© Vieweg+Teubner Verlag | Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden GmbH 2011

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  • Holger Scherl

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