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Graphics Programming Hardware

Sorting Algorithm Breaks Giga-Sort Barrier, With GPUs 187

An anonymous reader writes "Researchers at the University of Virginia have recently open sourced an algorithm capable of sorting at a rate of one billion (integer) keys per second using a GPU. Although GPUs are often assumed to be poorly suited for algorithms like sorting, their results are several times faster than the best known CPU-based sorting implementations."
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Sorting Algorithm Breaks Giga-Sort Barrier, With GPUs

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