|The new software, currently offered as a beta download from Peakstream’s website, follows a Linux version that was released in September of last year. According to the developer, Peakstream Workstation for Microsoft Windows combines a set of extensive Math libraries in C/C++ with an optimizing runtime and a set of Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 tool extensions to simplify the development of multi-threaded applications for multi-core CPUs and GPUs.|
The application interface and virtual machine handles work scheduling and memory management and a way for programmers to easily access a combined system of processors - such as x86 or Cell chips - and graphics cards. According to Peakstream, the system requires only a "minimal learning curve." The company recommends ATI graphics processors for its software; it was unclear if the software also supports Nvidia-based graphics cards.