Author: Paul Shirkey

Precision and Reproducibility in Computing

Run-to-run reproducibility in computing is often assumed as an obvious truth. However software running on modern computer architectures, among many other processes, particularly when coupled with advanced performance-optimized libraries, is often only guaranteed to produce reproducible results only up to a certain precision; beyond that results can and do vary run-to-run. Reproducibility is inte...
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Special Functions

Motivated by the need of some special functions when writing signal processing code for NMath, we decided to add a suite of special functions to be included in NMath 6.1. While the field of special functions is vast [1], our 41 functions cover many of the most commonly needed functions in physics and engineering. This includes the gamma function and related functions, Bessel functions, elliptic i...
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NMath Premium’s new Adaptive GPU Bridge Architecture

The most recent release of NMath Premium 6.0 is a major update which includes an upgraded optimization suite, now backed by the Microsoft Solver Foundation, a significantly more powerful GPU-bridge architecture, and a new class for cubic smoothing splines. This blog post will focus on the new API for doing computation on GPU's with NMath Premium. The adaptive GPU bridge API in NMath Premium 6....
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Distributing Parallel Tasks on Multiple GPU’s

In this post I'm going demonstrate how to use the Task Parallel Library with NMath Premium to run tasks in parallel on multiple GPU's and the CPU. Back in 2012 when Microsoft released .NET 4.0 and the System.Threading.Task namespace many .NET programmers never, or only under duress, wrote multi-threaded code. It's old news now that TPL has reduced the complexity of writing threaded code by provi...
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CenterSpace in Chicago and Singapore

NVIDIA GPU Technology Workshop in SE Asia CenterSpace will be giving a presentation at the upcoming GPU Technology Workshop South East Asia on July 10. The conference will be held at the Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre. For a full schedule of talks see the agenda. Abstract From CPU to GPU: a comparative case study / Andy Gray – CenterSpace Sof...
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