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NVIDIA's CUDA 5 Boasts Interesting New Features

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Published on 15 October 2012 10:08 AM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in NVIDIA
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NVIDIA released CUDA 5.0 on Monday morning and it boasts many new features for this popular GPGPU environment.

NVIDIA CUDA 5 presents dynamic parallelism by allowing for dynamically spawning new threads, a new CUDA BLAS library, and GPUDirect Technology for enabling direct communication between GPUs and other PCI Express devices.

There's also a new NVIDIA Nsight Eclipse Edition for generating CUDA code more easily through the Eclipse-based integrated development environment (IDE) with CUDA support. There's also a new online CUDA resource center as part of the CUDA 5 debut.

CUDA 5 for all platforms is available from NVIDIA's Developer Center.

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