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A General Toolkit for “GPUtilisation” in SME Applications

Objective

The recent explosion of GPU (Graphical Processing Unit) power has not been fully utilised by many SMEs, possibly because GPU programming requires specialist skills different from those of conventional programming. GPSME will provide the SME participants with a simple route to accessing GPU power.
Each of the SME participants is facing increasing competition in the market and GPSME will allow them to greatly improve their products in terms of speed and quality without major overheads. By involving close cooperation between the SMEs and RTD performers, GPSME will develop a toolkit to automate the conversion of existing sequential CPU code to an optimal GPU implementation. With such a toolkit, the SMEs will be able to convert their existing CPU code without committing significant effort and time. It will also support the execution of advanced techniques within acceptable runtimes and hence allow the SMEs to use more complex computing models in their new products. This will bring them major commercial benefits and significantly improve their market positions.
Technically, GPSME features techniques to adapt automatic parallelization to the latest GPU compute architecture to deliver optimal performance. This is expected to greatly improve on traditional CPU-based automatic parallelization. The literature review has suggested that the techniques in this area are still very much in their infancy and that there is no existing toolkit that can benefit the SMEs immediately.
The application areas of the SME participants are widely differing, so GPSME will produce a breakthrough that will open the door for great performance gains across many areas of application. This development will be particularly suitable for SMEs that focus applications on moderate platforms. In the long term, the outcomes of GPSME will benefit many companies and improve industrial competitiveness across the whole European Union.

Call for proposal

FP7-SME-2011
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Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF BEDFORDSHIRE
Address
University Square
LU1 3JU Luton
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 23 680
Administrative Contact
Feng Dong (Prof.)

Participants (7)

RIJKSUNIVERSITEIT GRONINGEN
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 1 040
Address
Broerstraat 5
9712CP Groningen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Jan Poutsma (Dr.)
MEDICSIGHT LIMITED

Participation ended

United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 23 225,35
Address
Hammersmith Grove 26/28
W6 7BA London
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Xujiong Ye (Dr.)
IMAGEMETRY S.R.O.
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 267 820
Address
Jugoslavskych Partyzanu 1580 3
160 00 Praha
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Babak Mahdian (Dr.)
ROTASOFT YAZILIM TEKNOLOJILERI LIMITED SIRKETI
Turkey
EU contribution
€ 275 830
Address
Galyum Binasi Bodrum Kat 42
06530 Ankara
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Münir Ercan (Mr.)
SCS SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 259 260
Address
Via Parini 1
40033 Casalecchio Di Reno
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Alessandro Chiarini (Mr.)
ANSMART LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 217 107,06
Address
Halford Road Ickenham 107
UB10 8QA Uxbridge
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Xia Zhao (Mrs.)
MEDICSIGHT PLC

Participation ended

United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 71 557,59
Address
Hammersmith Road 66
W14 8UD London
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Xujiong Ye (Dr.)