DirectCompute fluid simulation, waves and fractals demos

January 3rd, 2010

This web site, maintained by Jan Vlietinck, provides sample programs with full source code written for DirectCompute Shaders. Examples include interactive 3D Navier-Stokes and Laplace wave equation solvers and fractal renderers.  The Laplace simulator runs at interactive rates for a 400x400x400 volume, and the Navier-Stokes solver at 200x200x200, including visualization.

ATI Radeon™ HD 5800 Series Announced By AMD

October 1st, 2009

AMD announced its latest ATI Radeon™ series of graphics cards on September 23rd.  The new GPUs boast up to 2.72 GFLOP/s of single-precision floating point throughput, along with DirectX® 11 graphics (including DirectCompute) and OpenCL 1.0 support.

From the press release:

AMD (NYSE: AMD) today launched the most powerful processor ever created1, found in its next-generation graphics cards, the ATI Radeon™ HD 5800 series graphics cards, and the world’s first and only to fully support Microsoft DirectX® 112, the new gaming and compute standard shipping shortly with Microsoft Windows® 7operating system. Boasting up to 2.72 TeraFLOPS of compute power, the ATI Radeon™ HD 5800 series effectively doubles the value consumers can expect of their graphics purchases, delivering twice the performance-per-dollar of previous generations of graphics products.3 AMD will initially release two cards: the ATI Radeon HD 5870 and the ATI Radeon HD 5850, each with 1GB GDDR5 memory. With the ATI Radeon™ HD 5800 series of graphics cards, PC users can expand their computing experience with ATI Eyefinity multi-display technology, accelerate their computing experience with ATI Stream technology, and dominate the competition with superior gaming performance and full support of Microsoft DirectX® 11, making it a “must-have” consumer purchase just in time for Microsoft Windows® 7 operating system.

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