NVIDIA Updates CUDA Toolkit for Developers to Version 3.0

"NVIDIA today upgraded its CUDA Toolkit to version 3.0, bringing exciting times ahead for GPGPU developers as they gear up for the soon to be released Fermi-based GPUs."

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NVIDIA today upgraded its CUDA Toolkit to version 3.0, bringing exciting times ahead for GPGPU developers as they gear up for the soon to be released Fermi-based GPUs from the manufacturer. According to NVIDIA, the new toolkit put all the tools required by developers for preparing their code for Fermi at their disposal.

Fermi has been generated lot of interest in the past few weeks and discussion boards have been awash with talks about how it can help accelerate new developments. By releasing the CUDA Toolkit 3.0, NVIDIA has provided coders with the primary means of working out performance gains from Fermi.

With the new toolkit in hand, developers can fully exploit the innovations NVIDIA has made in its Fermi architecture. Here’s a quick look at some of the key new features introduced in the CUDA Toolkit 3.0:

•    Support for new GPUs based on Fermi architecture - including ECC, optimized double precision, support for linear algebra libraries such as BLAS and LAPACK, the CUDA-GDB debugger and Visual Profiler

•    C++ support – delivering improved productivity with class and template inheritance

•    GPGPU/Graphics interoperability – delivering Direct3D 9, 10 and 11 and OpenGL for both CUDA and OpenCL

•    Improved developer tools for Linux – including the new CUDA Memory Checker that reports misalignment and out-of-bounds errors

•    Tesla Compute Cluster (TCC) – improving performance and cluster management

Developers interested in getting their hands on the new toolkit can download it from here

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03-03-2010, 17:17:23

a8875624
Hey,

I am thinking of upgrading my current HDD setup.

I have read a couple of threads and as I understand it, the best drives are between the OCZ Vertex and the newish Intel drives.

I have seen a couple of drives that offer 6GB/s SATA III connection. Do these have much advantage over the SATA II drives?

04-03-2010, 02:53:48

Lallespasser

Hey,

I am thinking of upgrading my current HDD setup.

I have read a couple of threads and as I understand it, the best drives are between the OCZ Vertex and the newish Intel drives.

I have seen a couple of drives that offer 6GB/s SATA III connection. Do these have much advantage over the SATA II drives?



What drives have you seen using SATA III? The only one I know of is the Crucial RealSSD C300. And that one has had some problems with drives just dying, so it's a bit of a gamble.
Other than that one, the OCZ Vertex LE is the fastest one. It is quite a bit faster than the vanilla OCZ Vertex, but has a somewhat untested new controller, so its a question of how much you just OCZ's testing. If you want a 100% reliable and tested drive, go for the Intel X25-M 34 nm. That is the fastest one in real world usage which has been thoroughly tested.
The order of speed is:
Crucial RealSSD C300 Sata III > OCZ Vertex LE > Intel X25-M 34nm > OCZ Vertex

So if you want perfect reliability, go Intel. If you want maximum speed, go Crucial. The OCZ Vertex LE is somewhere in between, but there is a limited supply of those, and there won't be produced any more, so you've got to be quick to grab one.

04-03-2010, 15:18:17

a8875624

What drives have you seen using SATA III? The only one I know of is the Crucial RealSSD C300. And that one has had some problems with drives just dying, so it's a bit of a gamble.
Other than that one, the OCZ Vertex LE is the fastest one. It is quite a bit faster than the vanilla OCZ Vertex, but has a somewhat untested new controller, so its a question of how much you just OCZ's testing. If you want a 100% reliable and tested drive, go for the Intel X25-M 34 nm. That is the fastest one in real world usage which has been thoroughly tested.
The order of speed is:
Crucial RealSSD C300 Sata III > OCZ Vertex LE > Intel X25-M 34nm > OCZ Vertex

So if you want perfect reliability, go Intel. If you want maximum speed, go Crucial. The OCZ Vertex LE is somewhere in between, but there is a limited supply of those, and there won't be produced any more, so you've got to be quick to grab one.



Thanks. Helped. :)
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