NVIDIA Updates CUDA Toolkit to Version 2.3

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NVIDIA Updates CUDA Toolkit to Version 2.3
 
NVIDIA today updated its CUDA Toolkit and SDK for GPU computing to version 2.3, introducing many significant new features. According to NVIDIA, the new toolkit marks a major upgrade in the ability to squeeze the best possible performance out of its CUDA-enabled GPUs.
 
In addition to improvements in performance and more support for the CUDA-GDB hardware debugger, the CUDA Toolkit 2.3 also features: 
  • Support for double-precision transforms and improved performance for single-precision transforms in the CUFFT Library
  • CUDA-GDB debugger for all supported Linux distros and inclusion of the hardware debugger and CUDA Visual Profiler in the CUDA Toolkit installer 
  • Individual numbering of each GPU in an SLI group to allow applications to take advantage of multi-GPU performance even for graphics enabled SLI 
  • 32-bit application compilation support even in the 64-bit versions of the CUDA Toolkit 
  • Ease of data storage in fp16 format with computation in fp32 format through support for fp16 <->fp32 conversion. This would help reduce memory space and bandwidth consumption as fp16 format is great for applications that require higher numerical range than 16-bit integer but less precision than fp32
 Talking about the CUDA SDK, the new features include:
  • An all new pitchLinearTexture code sample that depicts how to efficiently texture from pitch to linear memory.
  • Easy understanding on usage of cuModuleLoadDataEx() to load PTX source from memory instead of a file through a new PTXJIT code sample
  • Illustrations on how to use the NVCUVID library for decoding MPEG-2, VC-1, and H.265 content and passing frames to OpenGL or Direct3D for display
  • Better guidance for properly aligning CUDA kernel function parameters to ensure the same code works on both x32 and x64 systems
There have been many improvements made in the Visual Profiler too; significant among these include: 
  • Complete reporting of all memory transfer API calls
  • Support for profiling multiple contexts per GPU
  • Perfect requesting of start time on the CPU and start/end times on the GPU for all kernel launches and memory transfer through synchronised clocks
  • Global memory load and store efficiency metrics for GPUs with compute capability 1.2 and higher
In addition to the above new features, NVIDIA has also packaged the CUDA Driver for Mac OS separately from the CUDA Toolkit. If you are a developer, then you can head over to http://forums.nvidia.com/index.php?showtopic=102548 to download the latest CUDA Toolkit, SDK and drivers.
 
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17-07-2009, 07:55:22

Jim
"Not looking for a mouse that's more blinged out with lights than a chav's Nova? Then maybe the SteelSeries Ikari Laser is the mouse for you." - by Mul.

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[B][B]SteelSeries Ikari Laser Gaming Mouse[/B][/B]

17-07-2009, 08:00:53

zak4994
It looks really really cheap in terms of build quality. But the review says different.

17-07-2009, 08:12:21

Jim
It actually reminds me of the Microsoft Intellimouse Explorer 3.0 a little bit. Now that was an AWESOME mouse.

17-07-2009, 10:01:56

Rastalovich
Sweet review, seems a bit pricey, but then there are gaming keyboards for £100 at times. Perhaps this is what they feel they can get away with also.

Looks like it's designed for an evil left-handed person ?

Anywho I'm a trackball>mouse person.

17-07-2009, 10:56:29

Mul.

Sweet review, seems a bit pricey, but then there are gaming keyboards for £100 at times. Perhaps this is what they feel they can get away with also.

Looks like it's designed for an evil left-handed person ?

Anywho I'm a trackball>mouse person.



I thought so at first but it fits in the right hand very well. The right hand side which has been moulded to plant down the third and fourth finger seems to make it look like a lefty mouse.

20-07-2009, 06:10:54

Skiddywinks
I'd buy one on payday if it wasn't for the price. The fact of the matter is that it is less impressive when compared to the competition, both specs-wise and looks-wise, so why is it the same price?

20-07-2009, 13:41:08

Santa-san
Looks interesting

04-09-2010, 13:53:24

Delusion77
Came across this review while looking for the bitfenix logo, I personally own this mouse and it is the most comfortable mouse ever made (IMO). It has a really nice build quality and i just love it.

05-09-2010, 13:36:48

AMDFTW
no thanks,ile stick to Razer lol
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