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Parallel data processing systems and methods use cooperative thread arrays (CTAs), i.e., groups of multiple threads that concurrently execute the same program on an input data set to produce an output data set. Each thread in a CTA has a unique identifier (thread ID) that can be assigned at thread launch time. The thread ID controls various aspects of the thread's processing behavior such as the portion of the input data set to be processed by each thread, the portion of an output data set to be produced by each thread, and/or sharing of intermediate results among threads. Mechanisms for loading and launching CTAs in a representative processing core and for synchronizing threads within a CTA are also described.

Title
Parallel data processing systems and methods using cooperative thread arrays and thread identifier values to determine processing behavior
Application Number
11/305178
Publication Number
7861060 (B1)
Application Date
December 15, 2005
Publication Date
December 28, 2010
Inventor
Stephen D Lew
Sunnyvale
CA, US
John R Nickolls
Los Altos
CA, US
Agent
Townsend and Townsend and Crew
Assignee
NVIDIA Corporation
CA, US
IPC
G06F 15/16
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