Santa Clara, CA – September 15, 2010 – Today NVIDIA extended its leadership in GPU computing with the announcement of new versions of its two industry-leading developer tools: Parallel Nsight and the CUDA Toolkit.
Parallel Nsight is the only integrated development environment for creating GPU-accelerated applications for a range of desktop and supercomputing platforms. Parallel Nsight version 1.5 includes support for Microsoft Visual Studio 2010, Tesla Compute Cluster (TCC) debugging, the updated CUDA Toolkit version 3.2, full support for NVIDIA’s recently announced, high-performance Fermi GPU architecture, and other advanced debugging and analysis capabilities. The new CUDA Toolkit 3.2 release includes two new math libraries, significant performance improvements and support for the new 6GB Tesla and Quadro products.
A short video overview of the new features in CUDA Toolkit 3.2 and Parallel Nsight 1.5 is available at:
Parallel Nsight 1.5 Standard edition will be available as a free update on September 22. In addition, a release candidate of the Professional edition, which includes all Standard edition features plus additional capabilities, including the System Analysis functionality, will also be available. For more information about Parallel Nsight 1.5, please visit: www.nvidia.com/ParallelNsight.
The CUDA Toolkit includes all the tools, libraries and documentation developers need to build CUDA C/C++ applications, and is the foundation for many other GPU computing language solutions. In addition to delivering up to 300 percent faster FFT and BLAS performance compared with the previous release, the new CUDA Toolkit 3.2 release includes new libraries for sparse matrix multiplication, random number generation, H.264 encode/decode, and new cluster management features.
For more information on the free CUDA Toolkit please visit: www.nvidia.com/getcuda.
CUDA and Parallel Nsight at GTC
With more than 280 hours of GPU-focused sessions, six sessions on Parallel Nsight and more than 25 sessions on CUDA C/C++ development, NVIDIA’s GPU Technology Conference (GTC) will provide a wealth of information on GPU computing news, developments and achievements. In addition, experts from NVIDIA and Microsoft will be providing hands-on training and educational sessions on Parallel Nsight, Visual Studio 2010, Windows HPC Server 2008, and CUDA C/C++ development at the Parallel Nsight Lounge by Microsoft (Sept. 20-23, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.). For more information about the Lounge and GTC please visit www.nvidia.com/gtc.
NVIDIA (NASDAQ: NVDA) awakened the world to the power of computer graphics when it invented the GPU in 1999. Since then, it has consistently set new standards in visual computing with breathtaking, interactive graphics available on devices ranging from tablets and portable media players to notebooks and workstations. NVIDIA’s expertise in programmable GPUs has led to breakthroughs in parallel processing which make supercomputing inexpensive and widely accessible. The company holds more than 1,100 U.S. patents, including ones covering designs which are fundamental to modern computing. For more information, see www.nvidia.com.