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CUDA Application Design and Development
CUDA Application Design and Development
by Rob Farber
Edition: Paperback
Price: £5.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Overview, 4 Mar. 2012
As one might expect any book authored by a Research Scientist will go into detail to considerable depth. This book is no exception. But that is no bad thing even if - like me - you feel unqualified to comment on the finer points. It simply cements the top-level understanding which this book gives.

I purchased this book to gain insight into the differences in GPU architecture (and memory layout) from CPU architectures. The book achieved this.(bearing in mind the fact that most readers will already have some knowledge of CPU architecture.)

With a CUDA enabled video board, the free NVidia Cuda compiler, and this book, readers should be able to leverage themselves into a level at which they are able to fully exploit the benefits that the latest technologies can offer.


Ubuntu Unleashed 2012: Covering 11.10 and 12.04
Ubuntu Unleashed 2012: Covering 11.10 and 12.04
by Matthew Helmke
Edition: Paperback
Price: £18.44

4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars General, 4 Mar. 2012
Reading this book, and having a background in Windows development, I have no hesitation in recommending it to Windows professionals wanting a quick and comprehensive entry to Linux. (Although specifically entitled Ubuntu it will be understandable and relevant to most ditributions)

Ubuntu Unleashed is written in an easy-to-read style. It is comprehensive and the detail is explained in a lucid and logical fashion. It does everything it says on the cover.

Readers interested in Linux, whatever their background, should find it a "must have" item on their bookshelf.


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