Evaluation and Tuning of The Level 3 CUBLAS for Graphics Processors
The increase in performance of the last generations of graphics processors (GPUs) has made this class of platform a coprocessing tool with remarkable success in certain types of operations. In this paper, we evaluate the performance of the Level 3 operations in CUBLAS, the implementation of BLAS for NVIDIA GPUs with unified architecture. From this study, we gain insights on the quality of the kernels in the library and we propose several alternative implementations that are competitive with those in CUBLAS. Experimental results on a GeForce 8800 Ultra compare the performance of CUBLAS and the new variants.