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CUDA by Example: An Introduction to General-Purpose GPU Programming by Edward Kandrot, Jason Sanders

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Chapter 3 Introduction to CUDA C

If you read Chapter 1, we hope we have convinced you of both the immense computational power of graphics processors and that you are just the programmer to harness it. And if you continued through Chapter 2, you should have a functioning environment set up in order to compile and run the code you’ll be writing in CUDA C. If you skipped the first chapters, perhaps you’re just skimming for code samples, perhaps you randomly opened to this page while browsing at a bookstore, or maybe you’re just dying to get started; that’s OK, too (we won’t tell). Either way, you’re ready to get started with the first code examples, so let’s go.

3.1 Chapter Objectives

Through the course of this chapter, you will accomplish the ...

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