Nvidia brings new tools for building GPU-accelerated applications


Parallel Nsight 1.5 also includes multicore debugging and system analysis functionality in Visual Studio

Nvidia on 14th Sep 2010 unveiled upgrades to Parallel Nsight, a toolkit for building GPU-accelerated applications from within Microsoft's Visual Studio IDE, and Cuda Toolkit, for leveraging massively parallel processing capabilities of GPUs (graphics processing units).

"For 6 million Windows developers already using Windows and Visual Studio, this new release of Parallel Nsight provides some significant features [for building GPU-accelerated, parallel applications]," said Will Ramey, senior product manager for GPU computing at Nvidia. These types of applications are prominent in industries such as oil and gas exploration, as well as in areas such as graphics, he said.

"With Parallel Nsight, we're bringing GPU, many-core debugging into Visual Studio 2010," said Stephen Jones, product line manager for developer tools at Nvidia. Multicore debugging is specific to GPUs, according to Nvidia.

Single-system debugging in version 1.5, meanwhile, allows a developer to debug on one GPU while using another to display the desktop. Developers do not need to use multiple machines.

Also featured in version 1.5 is system analysis functionality, in which Visual Studio users can visualize events occurring on the CPU and GPU across a correlated timeline. Events will be correlated on cores.


Reference: http://www.infoworld.com/d/developer-world/nvidia-brings-new-tools-building-gpu-accelerated-applications-983


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Author: praveen15 Sep 2010 Member Level: Gold   Points : 0

Nice



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