NVIDIA Debuts Parallel Nsight 1.5 And CUDA Toolkit 3.2

NVIDIA Debuts Parallel Nsight 1.5 And CUDA Toolkit 3.2

CUDA. Performance increases. GPUs. NVIDIA. Tesla Compute Cluster. Somehow or another, all of those are interconnected in NVIDIA's latest announcement, in which they have revealed Parallel Nsight support for Visual Studio 2010 along with up to 300% performance boosts in CUDA toolkit libraries. The announcement really boils down to two new versions of industry-leading development tools: Parallel Nsight and the CUDA Toolkit. 


If you aren't aware, Parallel Nsight is described as the "only integrated development environment for creating GPU-accelerated applications for a range of desktop and supercomputing platforms," and version 1.5 now includes support for Microsoft Visual Studio 2010, Tesla Compute Cluster (TCC) debugging, the updated CUDA Toolkit version 3.2, full support for NVIDIA’s recently announced, high-performance Fermi GPU architecture, and other advanced debugging and analysis capabilities. The new CUDA Toolkit 3.2 release includes two new math libraries, significant performance improvements and support for the new 6GB Tesla and Quadro products.


Parallel Nsight 1.5 Standard edition will be available as a free update on September 22, while the refreshed CUDA Toolkit will include all the tools, libraries and documentation developers need to build CUDA C/C++ applications, and is the foundation for many other GPU computing language solutions. Users should expect up to 300% performance gains when looking at FFT and BLAS, and that's obviously nothing to sneeze at. The full release, along with additional details, is below.



NVIDIA Announces Parallel Nsight Support for Visual Studio 2010 and Up to 300% Performance Increase in CUDA Toolkit Libraries

Parallel Nsight 1.5 Provides Enhanced Parallel Computing Capabilities; CUDA Toolkit Version 3.2 Boosts Performance with New and Improved Math Libraries

Santa Clara, CA – September 14, 2010 – Today NVIDIA extended its leadership in GPU computing with the announcement of new versions of its two industry-leading developer tools:  Parallel Nsight and the CUDA Toolkit.

Parallel Nsight is the only integrated development environment for creating GPU-accelerated applications for a range of desktop and supercomputing platforms.  Parallel Nsight version 1.5 includes support for Microsoft Visual Studio 2010, Tesla Compute Cluster (TCC) debugging, the updated CUDA Toolkit version 3.2, full support for NVIDIA’s recently announced, high-performance Fermi GPU architecture, and other advanced debugging and analysis capabilities.  The new CUDA Toolkit 3.2 release includes two new math libraries, significant performance improvements and support for the new 6GB Tesla and Quadro products.

Parallel Nsight 1.5 Standard edition will be available as a free update on September 22.  In addition, a release candidate of the Professional edition, which includes all Standard edition features plus additional capabilities, including the System Analysis functionality, will also be available.  For more information about Parallel Nsight 1.5, please visit: www.nvidia.com/ParallelNsight.

The CUDA Toolkit includes all the tools, libraries and documentation developers need to build CUDA C/C++ applications, and is the foundation for many other GPU computing language solutions.  In addition to delivering up to 300 percent faster FFT and BLAS performance compared with the previous release, the new CUDA Toolkit 3.2 release includes new libraries for sparse matrix multiplication, random number generation, H.264 encode/decode, and new cluster management features.

For more information on the free CUDA Toolkit please visit: www.nvidia.com/getcuda.

CUDA and Parallel Nsight at GTC

With more than 280 hours of GPU-focused sessions, six sessions on Parallel Nsight and more than 25 sessions on CUDA C/C++ development, NVIDIA’s GPU Technology Conference (GTC) will provide a wealth of information on GPU computing news, developments and achievements.  In addition, experts from NVIDIA and Microsoft will be providing hands-on training and educational sessions on Parallel Nsight, Visual Studio 2010, Windows HPC Server 2008, and CUDA C/C++ development at the Parallel Nsight Lounge by Microsoft (Sept. 20-23, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.).  For more information about the Lounge and GTC please visit www.nvidia.com/gtc.
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