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From Sean Owen <>
Subject Re: mahout on GPU
Date Mon, 09 Jul 2012 17:13:11 GMT
Hadoop and CUDA are quite at odds -- Hadoop is all about splitting up
a problem across quite remote machines while CUDA/GPU approaches rely
on putting all computation together not only on one machine but within
one graphics card.

It doesn't make sense to combine them. Either you want to distribute a
lot or you don't.

As has been said above, it is all quite possible to implement if you want to.
Nothing like this exists in Mahout. There is not even native code in
this project.

On Mon, Jul 9, 2012 at 6:07 PM, mohsen jadidi <> wrote:
> yes it makes sense .
> but I am more interested to get faster computation by combining the Mahout
> and GPU capabilities. I just wanted to know if   people involve in Mahout
> have thought about it or is it at all possible or not.for example speed up
> the Map and Reduce phases by parallelise computations on nodes. Of course I
> am not aware of communication cost.

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