NVIDIA ports its CUDA GPU-programming architecture to x86

"In a move that shouldn't be that surprising, NVIDIA has announced that its popular CUDA platform is being ported to x86. The obvious angle here is that this will give NVIDIA a weapon against OpenCL and DirectCompute in the high-performance computing (HPC) market, but the situation is probably more complicated than that. First, let's look at what CUDA is and how it became popular, and then we'll look at where it's going." | more

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The PALiT GTX 470 1280MB GDDR5 Video Card is loaded with technologies; NVIDIA PhysX, 3D Vision, 3D Vision Surround, CUDA, 3-way NVIDIA SLI Technology, DirectX 11 support and more. The core speed is 607MHz, the Shader Clock is 1215MHz and the 1280MBs of GDDR5 320 bit memory is 3350MHz DDR. It comes with 448 CUDA cores, 56 texture units and 40 raster operators. The texture fillrate is 34 Gtexels/s, pixel fillrate is 24.3 GTexels/s and the memory bandwidth is 134GB/s.



NVIDIA CUDA & PhysX VP jumps ship for AMD

It’s not uncommon at all in the technology industry for workers and executives to move from one firm within the industry to another that is a direct competitor. Typically we see this when companies start looking for engineers and other folks to help it better compete in the market. On occasion, we see executives leave and head to a competitor of their former employer.

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