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Date: Sun, 23 Aug 2015 23:05:30 +0200
From: magnum <>
Subject: Re: interleaving on GPUs

On 2015-08-23 07:08, Solar Designer wrote:
> I just read this about NVIDIA's Kepler (such as the old GTX TITAN that
> we have in super):
> "Also note that Kepler GPUs can utilize ILP in place of
> thread/warp-level parallelism (TLP) more readily than Fermi GPUs can.
> Furthermore, some degree of ILP in conjunction with TLP is required by
> Kepler GPUs in order to approach peak single-precision performance,
> since SMX's warp scheduler issues one or two independent instructions
> from each of four warps per clock.  ILP can be increased by means of, for
> example, processing several data items concurrently per thread or
> unrolling loops in the device code, though note that either of these
> approaches may also increase register pressure."
> Note that they explicitly mention "processing several data items
> concurrently per thread".  So it appears that when targeting Kepler, up
> to 2x interleaving at OpenCL kernel source level could make sense.

Shouldn't simply using vectorized code (eg. using uint2) result in just 
the interleaving we want (on nvidia)? I tested this with some of our 
formats that can optionally run vectorized but they don't seem to gain 
from --force-vector=2.


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