Nvidia Planning CUDA Anti Virus

"Nvidia plan to release anti virus scanning software than will be accelerated by their GPUs."

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CUDA Anti Virus
 
Nvidia have finally found a strong selling point for their CUDA technology, the language used for offloading highly parallel tasks on to the GPU. It's acclerated virus scanning, allowing faster scanning times and allowing the CPU to carry on with it's usual tasks, as it's a highly parallel task. This would be a hugely successful move for Nvidia, opening up the mainstream segment of the market to more users, due to this technology.
 
If Nvidia could get some major security software companies onboard, then they could steal away users who typically go for Intel or AMD based systems with onboard graphics. The GPU accelerated scans would make the systems feel alot more responsive. Nvidia’s General Manager of Cuda Sanford Russell confirmed that he and his team were working on offloading the work of scanning for viruses on to the GPU, but said no more.
 
It is not yet known if this will go ahead, but it's certainly alot more useful than current consumer based CUDA applications.
 
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01-10-2009, 11:45:00

sammytomjohn
pm tony!

01-10-2009, 18:44:27

Msm2
Payment sent @ 23.45pm

04-10-2009, 04:43:43

sammytomjohn
will be sendin monday or tuesday im not home down family members! cos of problems at home!

13-10-2009, 06:27:03

Msm2
Still no show:(

13-10-2009, 06:37:12

tinytomlogan
Have you got proof of postage Sammy?

14-10-2009, 07:40:21

Msm2
Have you posted this item,and if so proof of postage. It is now 8 days.

14-10-2009, 11:42:53

sammytomjohn
here u go tony!! sorry for delay! DV624072493GB

will be with u in the mornin probably!!

14-10-2009, 13:09:40

Msm2
Cheers Sammy.Hope family stuff is going ok.

15-10-2009, 07:49:48

Msm2
Arrived this morning. Cheers sammy. Can a mod close this thread plz.

15-10-2009, 08:37:47

sammytomjohn
cheers tony :)
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