Using non-square rectangular blocking for a matrix multiplication kernel
I have been working with a kernel that does matrix multiplication.
The kernel is very much like the the common examples on matrix multiplication (can't post a URL to it yet)
It uses 16 x 16 blocksizes. I have read that one could use rectangular block sizes (but that always seems to be "an exercise left to the reader")
When I try them I am routinely getting -5 errors, so I know I am going somewhere I shouldn't.
I assume I am not quite understanding how I am accessing the LOCAL (shared) memory, as well, I am not sure if the block is only relative to the output or actually either or both of the input matrices.
Can someone point me to a reference that might help me, or an example of a matrix multiplication that does in fact use rectangular blocking?
OK, figured it out. For what I did the blocking had to be evenly divisible one by the other, and at least in the first case the width had to be greater than/equal to the height.
See Volkov's paper on matrix multiplication in CUDA