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Nvidia CUDA arriving shortly

It Cuda been a contender
Fri May 25 2007, 11:15
MASSAGING a room full of industry analysts yesterday, Nvidia spinners and spinnerettes announced that the first release of its CUDA GPGPU software will hit in June.MO< Whilst alphas and betas have been flying around for some time, the 1.0 release is going to come some time in the next few weeks.

Interestingly, green team spinners revealed that the next update to the GeForce line, amusingly dubbed the 9800, will include double-precision floating point arithmetic, a fact sure to please mathematicians and high-performance computing geeks everywhere.

Andy Keane, the man in charge of GPGPU at Nvidia, said that Intel had been describing CUDA v Terascale as "a war" between CPU and GPU. He didn't, however, mention how his side was likely to win.

The usual roll-out of early success stories was in tow, with Massachusetts General Hospital claiming a 100x improvement in digital tomosynthesis performance. Obviously. µ

 

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