Santa Clara, Calif. - Nvidia Corporation has released a public beta of the Nvidia Cuda Software Developer Kit (SDK) and C-compiler for computing on Nvidia graphics processing units (GPUs).
GPU computing with the Cuda SDK is a new approach to computing where hundreds of on-chip processors simultaneously communicate and cooperate to solve complex computing problems.
The GPU is a powerful, programmable processor well suited for computationally intensive applications. Cuda technology makes the parallel computing power of the GPU accessible to virtually any developer through standard C programming language, according to Andy Keane, general manager of GPU Computing at Nvidia.
Nvidia's Cuda technology is available in GeForce 8800 graphics and future Nvidia Quadro Professional Graphics solutions.
Developers can download the beta version of the Cuda Software Developers Kit (SDK) and C-compiler for Windows XP and Linux (RedHat Release 4 Update 3) from the Nvidia Developer Web site at www.developer.nvidia.com