Intro to Parallel Programming - Nvidia

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Description

Learn the fundamentals of parallel computing with the GPU and the CUDA programming environment by coding a series of image processing algorithms. #filters, #cuda.

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What you'll learn on the course

Computing
Algorithms
Image
Programming
Language Programming

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Course Summary

Learn the fundamentals of parallel computing with the GPU and the CUDA programming environment! In this class, you'll learn about parallel programming by coding a series of image processing algorithms, such as you might find in Photoshop or Instagram. You'll be able to program and run your assignments on high-end GPUs, even if you don't own one yourself.

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Lesson 1: GPU Programming Model

Project 1: Greyscale Conversion (for that classy touch!)

Lesson 2: GPU Hardware and Parallel Communication

Project 2: Smart Blurring (miracle product for removing wrinkles!)

Lesson 3: Fundamental Parallel Algorithms

Project 3: HDR Tonemapping (when 1000:1 contrast is not enough!)

Lesson 4: Using Sort and Scan

Project 4: Red Eye Removal (soothing relief for bright red eyes)

Lesson 5: Optimizing GPU Programs

Project 5: Accelerating Histograms (when fast isn't fast enough)

Lesson 6: Parallel Computing Patterns

Project 6: Seamless Image Compositing (polar bear in the swimming pool)

Lesson 7: The Frontiers and Future of GPU Computing