Linking Scheme code to data-parallel CUDA-C code
Chowdhury, AKM Rasheduzzamn
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In Compute Unified Device Architecture (CUDA), programmers must manage memory operations, synchronization, and utility functions of Central Processing Unit programs that control and issue data-parallel general purpose programs running on a Graphics Processing Unit (GPU). NVIDIA Corporation developed the CUDA framework to enable and develop data-parallel programs for GPUs to accelerate scientific and engineering applications by providing a language extension of C called CUDA-C. A foreign-function interface comprised of Scheme and CUDA-C constructs extends the Gambit Scheme compiler and enables linking of Scheme and data-parallel CUDA-C code to support high-performance parallel computation with reasonably low overhead in runtime. We provide six test cases — implemented both in Scheme and CUDA-C — in order to evaluate performance of our implementation in Gambit and to show 0–35% overhead in the usual case. Our work enables Scheme programmers to develop expressive programs that control and issue data-parallel programs running on GPUs, while also reducing hands-on memory management.
DegreeMaster of Science (M.Sc.)
CommitteeTse, John S.; Jamali, Nadeem; Roy, Chanchal
Copyright DateDecember 2013