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Memory cuda memory model this diagram is misleading

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Unformatted text preview:          Kernel invocation (“<<<…>>>”) corresponds to enclosing loop nest, managed by hardware Explicitly split into 2-level hierarchy: blocks (which share “shared” memory), and grid Kernel commonly consists of just one iteration but could be a loop Multiple tuning parameters trade off register pressure, shared-memory capacity and parallelism –  Local memory – private to each thread (slow if off ­chip, fast if register allocated) –  Shared memory – shared between threads in a thread block (fast on ­chip) –  Global memory – shared between thread blocks in a grid (off ­chip DRAM) –  Constant memory (small, read ­ only) –  Texture memory (read ­only; cached, stored in Global memory) CUDA Memory Model          This diagram is misleading: logical association but not hardware locality “Local memory” is non-cached (in Tesla), stored in global DRAM Critical thing is that “shared” memory is shared among all threads in a block, since they all run on the same SM Mapping from CUDA to TESLA •  Array of streaming mul(processors (SMs) –  (we might call them “cores”, when comparing to conven(onal mul(core; each SM is an instruc(on ­fetch ­execu(on engine) •  CUDA thread blocks get mapped to SMs •  SMs have thread processors, private registers, shared memory, etc. •  Ea...
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