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README.md


About CUB

Current release: v1.6.4 (12/06/2016)

We recommend the CUB Project Website and the cub-users discussion forum for further information and examples.

CUB provides state-of-the-art, reusable software components for every layer of the CUDA programming model:

Orientation of collective primitives within the CUDA software stack



A Simple Example

#include <cub/cub.cuh>
 
// Block-sorting CUDA kernel
__global__ void BlockSortKernel(int *d_in, int *d_out)
{
     using namespace cub;

     // Specialize BlockRadixSort, BlockLoad, and BlockStore for 128 threads 
     // owning 16 integer items each
     typedef BlockRadixSort<int, 128, 16>                     BlockRadixSort;
     typedef BlockLoad<int, 128, 16, BLOCK_LOAD_TRANSPOSE>   BlockLoad;
     typedef BlockStore<int, 128, 16, BLOCK_STORE_TRANSPOSE> BlockStore;
 
     // Allocate shared memory
     __shared__ union {
         typename BlockRadixSort::TempStorage  sort;
         typename BlockLoad::TempStorage       load; 
         typename BlockStore::TempStorage      store; 
     } temp_storage; 

     int block_offset = blockIdx.x * (128 * 16);	  // OffsetT for this block's ment

     // Obtain a segment of 2048 consecutive keys that are blocked across threads
     int thread_keys[16];
     BlockLoad(temp_storage.load).Load(d_in + block_offset, thread_keys);
     __syncthreads();

     // Collectively sort the keys
     BlockRadixSort(temp_storage.sort).Sort(thread_keys);
     __syncthreads();

     // Store the sorted segment 
     BlockStore(temp_storage.store).Store(d_out + block_offset, thread_keys);
}

Each thread block uses cub::BlockRadixSort to collectively sort its own input segment. The class is specialized by the data type being sorted, by the number of threads per block, by the number of keys per thread, and implicitly by the targeted compilation architecture.

The cub::BlockLoad and cub::BlockStore classes are similarly specialized.
Furthermore, to provide coalesced accesses to device memory, these primitives are configured to access memory using a striped access pattern (where consecutive threads simultaneously access consecutive items) and then transpose the keys into a blocked arrangement of elements across threads.

Once specialized, these classes expose opaque \p TempStorage member types.
The thread block uses these storage types to statically allocate the union of shared memory needed by the thread block. (Alternatively these storage types could be aliased to global memory allocations).



Stable Releases

CUB releases are labeled using version identifiers having three fields: epoch.feature.update. The epoch field corresponds to support for a major change in the CUDA programming model. The feature field corresponds to a stable set of features, functionality, and interface. The update field corresponds to a bug-fix or performance update for that feature set. At the moment, we do not publicly provide non-stable releases such as development snapshots, beta releases or rolling releases. (Feel free to contact us if you would like such things.) See the CUB Project Website for more information.



Contributors

CUB is developed as an open-source project by NVIDIA Research. The primary contributor is Duane Merrill.



Open Source License

CUB is available under the "New BSD" open-source license:

Copyright (c) 2010-2011, Duane Merrill.  All rights reserved.
Copyright (c) 2011-2016, NVIDIA CORPORATION.  All rights reserved.

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