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CuDF – Maybe faster Pandas on the GPU via RAPIDS (NVIDIA)

February 06, 2024

CuDF – Maybe faster Pandas on the GPU via RAPIDS (NVIDIA)

PyDataLondon 2024-02 lightning talk on CuDF for faster Pandas (if you have a big enough GPU). There will be a write-up -> https://notanumber.email/


February 06, 2024

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