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NVIDIA's Parallel Nsight and CUDA Developer Tools Updated

GPU and chipset specialist NVIDIA is reaching out to the programmer community with new versions of its Parallel Nsight the CUDA developer tools.

Parallel Nsight 1.5 is an IDE designed to create GPU-accelerated applications for a range of desktop and supercomputing platforms with new support for Microsoft Visual Studio 2010, Tesla Compute Cluster (TCC) debugging technology, and the updated version 3.2 of the CUDA toolkit.

The CUDA Toolkit 3.2 release includes two new mathematical libraries; as well as performance improvements and support for NVIDIA's own 6GB Tesla and Quadro GPU products.

NVIDIA's CUDA toolkit is said to include all the tools, libraries, and documentation developers need to build CUDA C/C++ applications and is the foundation for many other GPU computing language solutions.

"In addition to delivering up to 300 percent faster FFT and BLAS performance compared with the previous release, the new CUDA Toolkit 3.2 release includes new libraries for sparse matrix multiplication, random number generation, H.264 encode/decode and new cluster management features," according to NVIDIA.

Parallel Nsight 1.5 Standard edition will be available as a free update on September 22. A release candidate of the professional edition, which includes all standard edition features plus additional capabilities such as system analysis functionality, will also be available soon.

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