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NVidia CUDA SDK Released - albinjoseph - 02-18-2007 11:26 AM


Revolutionary GPU Computing

NVIDIA® CUDA™ technology is a fundamentally new computing architecture that enables the GPU to solve complex computational problems in consumer, business, and technical applications. CUDA (Compute Unified Device Architecture) technology gives computationally intensive applications access to the tremendous processing power of NVIDIA graphics processing units (GPUs) through a revolutionary new programming interface. Providing orders of magnitude more performance and simplifying software development by using the standard C language, CUDA technology enables developers to create innovative solutions for data-intensive problems. For advanced research and language development, CUDA includes a low level assembly language layer and driver interface.

CUDA Features
  • Unified hardware and software solution for parallel computing on CUDA-enabled NVIDIA GPUs
  • CUDA-enabled GPUs support the Parallel Data Cache and Thread Execution Manager for high performance computing
  • Standard C programming language enabled on a GPU
  • Standard numerical libraries for FFT (Fast Fourier Transform) and BLAS (Basic Linear Algebra Subroutines)
  • Dedicated CUDA driver for computing
  • Optimized upload and download path from the CPU to CUDA-enabled GPU
  • CUDA driver interoperates with OpenGL and DirectX graphics drivers
  • Support for Linux and Windows XP operating systems
  • Scales from high performance professional graphics solutions to mobile and embedded GPUs
  • Native multi-GPU support for high density computing with Quadro CUDA-enabled GPUs
  • Direct driver and assembly level access through CUDA for research and language development

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