Java bindings for CUDA

February 27th, 2009

Alexander Heusel of the University of Frankfurt has released open source Java bindings for CUDA.  The current project state is alpha, with support for the CUDA driver API, and support for the CUBLAS and CUFFT libraries is pending.  Contributions are welcome. For more information see the project website:

gDEBugger V4.5 Adds the ability to view Texture Mipmap levels and Texture Arrays

February 27th, 2009

The new gDEBugger V4.5 adds the ability to view texture MIP-map levels. Each texture MIP-map level’s parameters and data (as an image or raw data) can be displayed in the gDEBugger Texture and Buffers viewer. Browse the different MIP-map levels using the Texture MIP-map Level slidergDEBugger V4.5 also introduces support for 1D and 2D texture arrays. The new Textures and Buffers viewer Texture Layer slider enables viewing the contents of different texture layers. This version also introduces notable performance and stability improvements.

gDEBugger, an OpenGL and OpenGL ES debugger and profiler, traces application activity on top of the OpenGL API and lets programmers see what is happening within the graphics system implementation to find bugs and optimize OpenGL application performance. gDEBugger runs on Windows and Linux operating systems, and is currently in Beta phase on Mac OS X.

OpenMM Molecular Dynamics Simulation Software with GPU Acceleration Released by Stanford University

February 27th, 2009

OpenMM is a freely downloadable, high performance, extensible library that allows molecular dynamics (MD) simulations to run on high performance computer architectures, such as graphics processing units (GPUs). Significant performance speedups of 100 times were achieved in some cases by running OpenMM on GPUs in desktop PCs (vs CPU). The new release includes a version of the widely used MD package GROMACS that integrates the OpenMM library, enabling acceleration on high-end NVIDIA and AMD/ATI GPUs. OpenMM is a collaborative project between Vijay Pande’s lab at Stanford University and Simbios, the National Center for Physics-based Simulation of Biological Structures at Stanford, which is supported by the National Institutes of Health. For more information on OpenMM, go to (Full press release.)

CUDA.NET 2.1 Released

February 27th, 2009

CUDA.NET 2.1 has been released with support for the NVIDIA CUDA 2.1 API. This version supports DirectX 10 interoperability and the new JIT compilation API. The library is supported on Windows and Linux operating systems. (CUDA.NET)

Webinar: Jacket: Accelerating MATLAB using CUDA-Enabled GPUs

February 3rd, 2009

February 5, 2009, 11am PST / 2pm EST

Are you looking for ways to improve your productivity by accelerating MATLAB functions? Now you can with the unprecedented performance of GPU computing.

By attending this webinar, you will learn:

  • What is GPU computing
  • What is NVIDIA CUDA parallel computing architecture
  • What is the Jacket engine for MATLAB from AccelerEyes
  • How to get 10x to 50x speed-up for several MATLAB functions

Date: Thursday, February 5, 2009
Time: 11:00am PST / 2:00pm EST
Duration: 45 Minute Presentation, 15 Minute Q&A
Register Here
Presented By: Sumit Gupta, Ph.D., Sr Product Manager of Tesla GPU Computing at NVIDIA and John Melonakos, Ph.D., CEO at AccelerEyes LLC

Wipro to Offer CUDA Software Services to Global Customer Base

January 22nd, 2009

From a press release:

SANTA CLARA, CA—JANUARY 15, 2009—NVIDIA today announced it is now working closely with Wipro to provide CUDA™ professional services to their joint customers worldwide. CUDA, NVIDIA’s parallel computing architecture accessible through an industry standard C language programming environment, has already delivered major leaps in performance across many industries. Wipro’s Product Engineering Services group will accelerate the development efforts of companies with vast software portfolios seeking to exploit parallel computing with the GPU.

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gDEBugger for Apple Mac OS X – Beta Program

January 22nd, 2009

Graphic Remedy is proud to announce the upcoming release of gDEBugger for Mac OS X. This new product brings all of gDEBugger’s Debugging and Profiling abilities to the Mac OpenGL developer’s world. Using gDEBugger Mac will help OS X OpenGL developers optimize their application performance: find graphics pipeline bottlenecks, improve application graphics memory consumption, locate and remove redundant OpenGL calls and graphics memory leaks, and much more. Visit the gDebuggerMac home page to join the Beta Program, see screenshots and get more details.

gDEBugger, an OpenGL and OpenGL ES debugger and profiler, traces application activity on top of the OpenGL API, and lets programmers see what is happening within the graphics system implementation to find bugs and optimize OpenGL application performance. gDEBugger runs on Windows, Linux and Mac OS X operating systems.

“Parallel Computing for Graphics: Beyond Programmable Shading” SIGGRAPH Asia 2008 Course

December 23rd, 2008

The complete course notes from the “Parallel Computing for Graphics: Beyond Programmable Shading” SIGGRAPH Asia 2008 course , are available online. The course gives an introduction to parallel programming architectures and environments for interactive graphics and explores case studies of combining traditional rendering API usage with advanced parallel computation from game developers, researchers, and graphics hardware vendors. There are strong indications that the future of interactive graphics involves a programming model more flexible than today’s OpenGL and Direct3D pipelines. As such, graphics developers need a basic understanding of how to combine emerging parallel programming techniques with the traditional interactive rendering pipeline. This course gives an introduction to several parallel graphics architectures and programming environments, and introduces the new types of graphics algorithms that will be possible. The case studies in the class discuss the mix of parallel programming constructs used, details of the graphics algorithms, and how the rendering pipeline and computation interact to achieve the technical goals. The course speakers are Jason Yang and Justin Hensley (AMD), Tim Foley (Intel), Mark Harris (NVIDIA), Kun Zhou (Zhejiang University), Anjul Patney (UC Davis), Pedro Sander (HKUIST), and Christopher Oat (AMD) (Complete course notes.)

NVIDIA Releases Version 2.1 Beta of the CUDA Toolkit and SDK

December 23rd, 2008

DECEMBER 19, 2008- NVIDIA has announced the availability of version 2.1 beta of its CUDA toolkit and SDK. This is the latest version of the C-compiler and software development tools for accessing the massively parallel CUDA compute architecture of NVIDIA GPUs. In response to overwhelming demand from the developer community, this latest version of the CUDA software suite includes support for NVIDIA®® Tesla™ GPUs on Windows Vista and 32-bit debugger support for CUDA on RedHat Enterprise Linux 5.x (separate download).

The CUDA Toolkit and SDK 2.1 beta includes support for VisualStudio 2008 support on Windows XP and Vista and Just-In-Time (JIT) compilation for applications that dynamically generate CUDA kernels. Several new interoperability APIs have been added for Direct3D 9 and Direct3D 10 that accelerate communication to DirectX applications as well as a series of improvements to OpenGL interoperability.

CUDA Toolkit and SDK 2.1 beta also features support for using a GPU that is not driving a display on Vista, a beta of Linux Profiler 1.1 (separate download) as well as support for recent releases of Linux including Fedora9, OpenSUSE 11 and Ubuntu 8.04.

CUDA Toolkit and SDK 2.1 beta is available today for free download from

Equalizer 0.6

December 11th, 2008

Equalizer Graphics have announced the release of Equalizer 0.6, a major advance in parallel OpenGL rendering. Equalizer is middleware for creating parallel OpenGL-based applications, including GPGPU applications. It enables applications to benefit from multiple graphics cards, processors and computers to scale rendering performance, visual quality and display size. Equalizer 0.6 adds support for Automatic load-balancing for 2D and DB decompositions, DPlex (time-multiplex) compounds, and Paracomp compositing backend. See the release notes on the Equalizer website for a comprehensive list of new features, enhancements, optimizations and bug fixes.

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