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Title:
APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR SOFTWARE-AGNOSTIC MULTI-GPU PROCESSING
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO/2016/145632
Kind Code:
A1
Abstract:
An apparatus and method are described for a software agnostic multi-GPU implementation. For example, one embodiment of an apparatus comprises: a plurality of physical graphics processor units (pGPUs) to execute graphics commands; a graphics driver to receive graphics commands generated from applications via a graphics application programming interface (API); a mediator to receivecommands directed to pGPU resources from the graphics driver, the mediator to map the plurality of pGPUs into a virtual graphics processor unit (vGPU) visible to the graphics driver, the mediator further including a load balancer to distribute commands received by the vGPU to each of the plurality of pGPUs in accordance with a load balancing policy.

Inventors:
TIAN KUN (CN)
COWPERTHWAITE DAVID J (US)
Application Number:
CN2015/074481
Publication Date:
September 22, 2016
Filing Date:
March 18, 2015
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Assignee:
INTEL CORP (US)
TIAN KUN (CN)
COWPERTHWAITE DAVID J (US)
International Classes:
G06F9/44
Foreign References:
US20130187932A12013-07-25
US20120084774A12012-04-05
CN104216783A2014-12-17
Other References:
See also references of EP 3271816A4
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
NTD PATENT AND TRADEMARK AGENCY LIMITED (Block A Investment Plaza,27 Jinrongdajie, Xicheng District, Beijing 3, CN)
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