Nvidia upgrades toolkit for GPU programming
Nov 23, 2010, 19:32 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Nvidia announced the availability of the production release of
its CUDA (compute unified device architecture) Toolkit 3.2. This
provides performance increases, new math libraries, and advanced
cluster management features for developers creating next-generation
applications accelerated via GPUs (graphics processing units), the
"CUDA is the computing engine in Nvidia GPUs (graphics
processing units), accessible via standard programming languages
and claimed to provide dramatic increases in computing performance.
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,
the chipmaker says.
"New features and significant enhancements in Toolkit version
3.2 are said to include up to 300 percent performance improvement
in CUDA Basic Linear Algebra Subroutines (BLAS, and CUDA BLAS is
known as CUBLAS) library routines..."