Apache: Big Data North America 2017 will be held at the Intercontinental Miami in Miami, Florida. 

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Wednesday, May 17 • 4:40pm - 5:30pm
Leveraging the GPU on Spark - Tobias Polzer, QAware GmbH

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GPUs are a great resource of computing power but yet not accessible from Apache Spark. We present a RDD implementation we've open sourced to leverage GPU computing power with Spark. We'll share the experiences we gained along the way implementing the RDD, and a real-world application using the RDD: What's the best way to bridge from Java to GPU code (OpenCL or CUDA)? From an architectural perspective - what's the best way to integrate a GPU processing facility into Spark? How much faster are typical Spark actions when using the GPU? What Spark actions are best processed on a GPU? Java-to-GPU bridges, best way to integrate GPU processing into Spark and performance evaluation.


Tobias Polzer

Master's student, Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg/QAware

Wednesday May 17, 2017 4:40pm - 5:30pm EDT
  Deep Learning/GPU