CUDA 10.1 Released With Performance Improvements, Lightweight GEMM Library
Written by Michael Larabel in NVIDIA on 27 February 2019 at 01:23 PM EST. 3 Comments
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As the first point release since last year's CUDA 10.0 release, CUDA 10.1 is now available with a new GEMM library and various performance optimizations.

The new library to CUDA 10.1 is cuBLASLt as a lightweight GEMM library. Some of the other work and focuses for better performance include:

- New selective eigensolvers SYEVDX and SYGVDX in cuSOLVER, and performance improvements of up to 1.5X for full spectrum eigensolvers

- New encoding and batched decoding functionalities in nvJPEG

- Up to 4X faster performance for broad set of random number generators in cuRAND

- Improved performance and support for fork/join kernels in CUDA Graphs APIs

On the Linux side, CUDA 10.1 is noteworthy as now there is official Ubuntu 18.10 support alongside 18.04/16.04/14.04, among other Linux distributions.

More details on CUDA 10.1 can be found via developer.nvidia.com.
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