Santa Clara, Calif. - Nvidia Corp. has announced the production release of CUDA 2.0, the latest version of its award-winning C language programming environment for GPUs, CUDA is designed to enable software developers to tap into the GPU's massively parallel architecture to accelerate complex computations.
This latest production release includes support for 32- and 64-bit Windows Vista and Mac OS X as well as 3D textures and hardware interpolation to increase the efficiency of applications, such as medical volume reconstruction and oil and gas seismic computing.
Also included in CUDA 2.0 is an Adobe Photoshop plug-in example for both PC and Mac versions. The example allows developers to design plug-ins that move the most compute-intensive functions of Adobe Photoshop to the GPU, such as filtering and image manipulation, delivering performance improvements.
The plug-in is available as source code so developers can develop advanced filters and imaging techniques that are available directly within Adobe Photoshop.
CUDA 2.0 also features additional source code examples and new compiler optimizations and is available today for free download from www.nvidia.com/cuda.