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Choosing GPU Hardware for Neural Network Modeling (draft)

Hardware Interaction Model

CUDA

It is not yet clear to me whether whether specific NVidia hardware makes a lot of difference. More on this later. In the mean time, here’s a library that claims to need Fermi/Tesla or equivalent (“Fermi-generation GPU (GTX 4xx, GTX 5xx, or Tesla equivalent required.”) What the reason is, I can only guess.

https://code.google.com/p/cuda-convnet/

OpenCL

http://deeplearning.net/software/theano/tutorial/using_gpu.html (mentioned in the second half of the page)

More on this later

GPU Use with Neural Networks (Other Sources)

http://deeplearning.net/software/theano/tutorial/using_gpu.html

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