GPULib 1.8 has been released with updates to the underlying libraries as well as many other features in many areas of the library. It has been updated to use the most recent versions of IDL and CUDA, IDL 8.4 and CUDA 6.5. The new features are:
- Support for integer data types. I have been wanting to support integer types in GPULib for awhile and now GPULib supports all the numeric types provided by IDL! We can finally do:
dx = gpuIndgen(10)
GPUREPMATroutine. This is a handy routine to create a new array by repeating a 2-dimensional array in a grid.
GPUCREATEKERNELroutine to create the source code of a simple kernel. This is a code generation routine that can be loaded with
GPULOADFUNCTIONand executed with
GPUFINITEroutine similar to IDL’s library routine.
- Added linear algebra routines
GPULEAST_SQUARES. This fills out more of the GPU equivalent of the convenience routines provided by IDL so that the LAPACK interface of MAGMA is not required to perform linear algebra computations.
- Added support for
GPUMEANroutine. This routine has
NANkeywords with the same functionality as IDL’s library routine.
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