NVIDIA® CUDA(TM) Unleashes Power of GPU Computing


Innovative New NVIDIA® Computing Capability Now Available to All Developers

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Feb. 16 / -- NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ:NVDA), the worldwide leader in programmable graphics processor technologies, today released a public beta of the NVIDIA® CUDA(TM) 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 now a powerful, programmable processor that is ideally suited for computationally-intensive applications such as seismic processing for oil and gas exploration, computing in bioscience, and financial modeling. With the recent introduction of CUDA technology, the parallel computing power of the GPU is now accessible to virtually any developer through standard C programming language," said 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 are invited to 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. GPU Computing Forums for news, discussion and programming tips are also available at forums.nvidia.com.

Computing with NVIDIA CUDA technology transcends the limitations of traditional GPU stream computing by extending the function of the GPU to address a wide range of mathematically-intensive problems. The breakthrough computing architecture in NVIDIA's latest generation G80 GPU is complemented by the CUDA C compiler -- the first C compiler for the GPU. This complete development environment gives developers the tools they need to solve new problems in computation-intensive applications such as product design, data analysis, technical computing, and game physics.

NVIDIA Corporation

NVIDIA Corporation is the worldwide leader in programmable graphics processor technologies. The Company creates innovative, industry-changing products for computing, consumer electronics, and mobile devices. NVIDIA is headquartered in Santa Clara, CA and has offices throughout Asia, Europe, and the Americas. For more information, visit www.nvidia.com.

Source: NVIDIA Corporation

CONTACT: Derek Perez of NVIDIA Corporation, +1-408-486-2512, or dperez@nvidia.com

Web site: www.nvidia.com/

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