NVIDIA's Director of Software Development Talks Up Open-Source

Written by Michael Larabel in NVIDIA on 26 August 2020 at 03:12 PM EDT. 51 Comments
While NVIDIA's desktop graphics drivers may not be open-source, there are other open-source projects maintained by NVIDIA that we have covered over the years particularly in the high performance computing and visual design space, among other interesting bits. Dirk Van Gelder who is NVIDIA's Direct of Software Development gave a talk this week about some of the open-source efforts engaged in by the company.

Not related to any open-source driver work/announcement but rather open-source at large within the graphics giant, Dirk presented at the Academy Software Foundation's Open-Source Day about the areas they are engaged in with open-source. Dirk joined NVIDIA earlier this year as their Direct of Software Development after serving the prior two decades at Pixar.

Among the areas where NVIDIA is currently engaged in for open-source are RAPIDS, DALI, a TensorRT back-end for ONNX, their DIGITS deep learning GPU training system, the NVDLA deep learning inference accelerator, the FLANG Fortran compiler, and more. There is the NVIDIA Developer Open-Source page outlining all of their current open-source projects.

For those interested in NVIDIA's current open-source engagements, Dirk's presentation is embedded below.

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