Tsinghua Science and Technology


Low-Density Parity-Check (LDPC) codes, multicore, OpenMP, Graphic Processor Unit (GPU), Compute Unified Device Architecture (CUDA)


Low-Density Parity-Check (LDPC) codes are powerful error correcting codes. LDPC decoders have been implemented as efficient error correction codes on dedicated VLSI hardware architectures in recent years. This paper describes two strategies to parallelize min-sum decoding of irregular LDPC codes. The first implements min-sum LDPC decoders on multicore platforms using OpenMP, while the other uses the Compute Unified Device Architecture (CUDA) to parallelize LDPC decoding on Graphics Processing Units (GPUs). Empirical studies on data with various scales show that the performance of these decoding processes is improved by these parallel strategies and the GPUs provide more efficient, fast implementation decoder.


Tsinghua University Press