Platforms II: Special-Purpose Accelerators


Monday 3 March


15:05 16:00

Lecture 4

Platforms II: Special-Purpose Accelerators

Andrzej Nowak

This lecture aims to familiarize the listeners with special-purpose hardware accelerators and processing units which have become popular in recent times. Important topics:

  • Hardware acceleration concepts and philosophy

  • GPUs and gaming hardware

  • Future directions for hardware accelerators, future scenario

This lecture will stress the tradeoffs which users face when reaching for ultra-fast special purpose hardware, such as GPUs. 

Lecture 4 targets listeners who are interested in hardware acceleration using off-the-shelf hardware.

It is advisable to follow Lecture 3 before attending this one.