Posts Tagged ‘cuda’

NVidia Names 20 new CUDA Research Centers

Big press release from NVidia today announces the creation of 20 new CUDA Research & Teaching centers, scattered across 7 countries, all dedicated to bringing the power of GPU’s to the masses. “Being named a CUDA Research Center is an exciting opportunity for UNM, and we really look forward to working with NVIDIA on interesting […]

NVidia Releases Production CUDA 3.2

Yesterday NVidia announced the newest release of the CUDA Toolkit, version 3.2, that not only offers some new CUDA libraries for things like sparse matrix work and random number generation (important for crytography), but a nice 300% performance boost in the older CUDA BLAS libraries. They’ve also added an h.264 encode and decode algorithm to […]


OpenCV gets GPU Accelerated with CUDA

OpenCV is a well known computer vision library, used in fields like autonomous vehicles and industrial robotics.  NVidia has announced today that the next version, coming out in Spring 2011, will have a nice 5x-10x performance bump thanks to upcoming CUDA integration.  This has huge advantages for fields like autonomous vehicles. “My research lab uses […]

At #GTC2010: GPUs in Oil & Gas offer a 5x Boost

Many people don’t realize just how much data goes into finding the next big oil field.  They spend millions scouring the globe and running seismic surveys to find what’s under our feet, and then spend days, weeks, even months to analyze the surveys to find something useful.  Take this example: For example, the average ship […]


PGI to Demonstrate New CUDA C Compiler at SC10

A bit more information on the upcoming PGI CUDA x86 C compiler is over at GPU Science, including some important details like: It’s a C compiler, to complement their existing CUDA Fortran offerings. Works with AMD and Intel CPUs Utilizes SIMD streaming capabilities And does it all at run-time, meaning a single universal binary can […]

NVidia announces CUDA-x86

Breaking News: On stage at the GTC2010 Keynote, NVidia announced that they are working with PGI, the Portland Group, to develop a new compiler CUDA-x86.  If you don’t have a GPU cluster handy, you can run your CUDA code directly on the CPU for testing and debugging, and even deploy it to users who don’t […]

Industrial Light and Magic & NVIDIA Quadro

Richard Kerris, CTO, ILM, discusses how NVIDIA Quadro GPUs enabled the creation of breakthrough visual effects. Hear how the ILM creative team was able to create life-like simulations of fire for blockbuster movies, including Harry Potter and the Last Air Bender.

UK Provider Peer 1 offers Free GPU Cloud Access

If you’ve wanted to try some heavy-ended GPU compute, but haven’t had the time or money to build your own superpowered cluster, PEER 1 is here with an interesting offering.  They’re expanding their traditional datacenter and virtualized hosting servies to include GPU cloud support, and for a limited time they are offering free access for […]


Tech-X Corporation Releases GPULib v1.4

Tech-X has just rev’ed their GPULib product to version 1.4 and added CUDA 3.1 support, as well as new IDLv8 and MATLAB features. GPULib v1.4 supports CUDA streams, enabling concurrent execution of multiple kernels. The product also supports asynchronous data transfer. GPULib now leverages new features of IDL v8.0 enabling more seamless integration between the […]

NVidia Releases CUDA3.2, NSight 1.5

NVidia has today released the newest version of their popular CUDA Toolkit, version 3.2, that boasts all around performance improvements and several new features.   The new version includes a new Sparse Matrix library ‘CUSPARSE’ to offset the command CUBLAS and CULAPACK libraries that excel at dense matrices.  Also, they have a new GPU-accelerated random-number library […]