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November 15th, 2007

On November 14th, 2002 Mark Harris created a web page on his personal site at the University of North Carolina to track the nascent research area of general-purpose computation on GPUs, naming it “GPGPU”. A year later that web page became GPGPU became an exciting research area, and GPUs are now being used in the “real world” of science, engineering, and business. You can see the original GPGPU web page (November 20, 2002) here, and an early version after it became (August 6, 2003).

We’d like to thank everone who has contributed news, forum posts, and other content for; this site would not exist without you. We encourage everyone to submit any and all GPGPU-related news using the “submit news” link in the sidebar. depends on user-submitted news for its continued success!

Matrox Developer Website

November 14th, 2002

Matrox’s developer site has information and SDKs for programming their GPUs.

ATI Developer Website

November 14th, 2002

ATI’s Developer site contains lots of reference material, demos, and utilities to aid in programming ATI GPUs.

3DLabs Developer Website

November 14th, 2002

The 3DLabs Developer Support Site has some documentation on OpenGL (including OpenGL 2.0). Their main developer site requires registration.

November 14th, 2002 is the place to look for OpenGL news, specs, documentation, and other details about OpenGL programming.

November 14th, 2002 hosts discussion forums for users of Cg. These are a great resource for getting help with Cg. The site also maintains a repository of Cg shaders and host regular shader contests.

DirectX Website

November 14th, 2002

The MSDN DirectX page is a good starting point for DirectX documentation and tutorials.

NVIDIA Developer Relations Website

November 14th, 2002

NVIDIA’s Developer site contains the NVIDIA Cg SDK and plenty of demos, white papers and presentations to help you program NVIDIA GPUs.