Accelerating MatLab code Using GPU: A Review of Tools and Strategies (IEEE)
Lots of toolboxes of accelerating MatLab using GPU are available now, but, users are confused by which toolbox is best suitable for a particular task. Three toolboxes-Jacket, GPUmat, and Parallel Computing Toolbox of MatLab are selected. For each toolbox, its advantages and pitfalls are reviewed, with an aim to allow the reader to identify which toolbox is appropriate for a given task. Strategies of whether a function should execute on GPU are given after a formula analysis. The analysis is also a framework for program automatically decides which function is cost-efficient to execute on GPU. A series of benchmark of different types of computing, including data transfer between GPU and CPU, data matrix Generation, matrix operation and GPU functions were tested in all three toolboxes. And the results show that Jacket is the best one. Some advices to improve the performance of toolboxes are given in the end.
Paper available at IEEE.