GPU Tech

SIMD in the GPU world

Today’s high computational throughput probably would not be attainable without the application of the SIMD paradigm in modern processors in increasingly clever ways. It’s no coincidence that GPUs also gain most of their performance, die area, and efficiency benefits thanks to this instruction issue scheme. In this article we will explore a couple of examples of how GPUs may take advantage of SIMD and the implications of those on the programming model.