# 1. [Deprecated] CUDA Occupancy Calculator

The CUDA Occupancy Calculator allows you to compute the multiprocessor occupancy of a GPU by a given CUDA kernel.

[Deprecated] Excel based Occupancy Calculator is deprecated. Occupancy calculator is available in Nsight Compute. Please refer to Nsight Compute Occupancy Calculator documentation for more details on usage.

# 2. Overview

The CUDA Occupancy Calculator allows you to compute the multiprocessor occupancy of a GPU by a given CUDA kernel. The multiprocessor occupancy is the ratio of active warps to the maximum number of warps supported on a multiprocessor of the GPU. Each multiprocessor on the device has a set of N registers available for use by CUDA program threads. These registers are a shared resource that are allocated among the thread blocks executing on a multiprocessor.

The CUDA compiler attempts to minimize register usage to maximize the number of thread blocks that can be active in the machine simultaneously. If a program tries to launch a kernel for which the registers used per thread times the thread block size is greater than N, the launch will fail.

Click CUDA Occupancy Calculator [XLS] to download the spreadsheet.