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The CUDA Handbook: A Comprehensive Guide to GPU Programming by Nicholas Wilt

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Preface

If you are reading this book, I probably don’t have to sell you on CUDA. Readers of this book should already be familiar with CUDA from using NVIDIA’s SDK materials and documentation, taking a course on parallel programming, or reading the excellent introductory book CUDA by Example (Addison-Wesley, 2011) by Jason Sanders and Edward Kandrot.

Reviewing CUDA by Example, I am still struck by how much ground the book covers. Assuming no special knowledge from the audience, the authors manage to describe everything from memory types and their applications to graphics interoperability and even atomic operations. It is an excellent introduction to CUDA, but it is just that: an introduction. When it came to giving more detailed descriptions of ...

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