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Researchers Combine GPUs And CPUs In Single Chip
2012-02-07 12:53:01

North Carolina State University researchers have developed a new technique that allows graphic processing units (GPUs) and central processing units (CPUs) on a single computer chip. This processor could potentially allow a computer to perform an average 20 percent better. “Chip manufacturers are now creating processors that have a ℠fused architecture,´ meaning that they include CPUs and GPUs on a single chip,” Dr. Huiyang Zhou, an associate professor of electrical...

2010-09-21 13:03:00

SAN JOSE, Calif., Sept. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- GPU Technology Conference 2010 (GTC) - PNY, a leading supplier of NVIDIA Quadro professional graphics solutions to system integrators, value-added resellers, and distributors, announced today it is showcasing its new family of NVIDIA Fermi-based professional graphics boards: the NVIDIA Quadro 6000 by PNY, NVIDIA Quadro 5000 by PNY and NVIDIA Quadro 4000 by PNY. PNY and its partners will demonstrate how high performance workstations, featuring...

2009-09-30 15:01:00

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Sept. 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- NVIDIA Corp. today introduced its next generation CUDA(TM) GPU architecture, codenamed "Fermi". An entirely new ground-up design, the "Fermi"(TM) architecture is the foundation for the world's first computational graphics processing units (GPUs), delivering breakthroughs in both graphics and GPU computing. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20020613/NVDALOGO) "NVIDIA and the Fermi team have taken a giant step towards...

2009-09-30 15:00:00

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Sept. 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- NVIDIA Corp. today introduced NVIDIA® Nexus, the industry's first development environment for massively parallel computing that is integrated into Microsoft Visual Studio, the world's most popular development environment for Windows-based solutions and Web applications and services. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20020613/NVDALOGO) "NVIDIA Nexus is going to improve programmer productivity...

2009-09-28 08:00:00

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Sep. 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- NVIDIA today announced work with Microsoft to promote NVIDIA® Tesla(TM) graphics processing units (GPUs) for high performance parallel computing using the Windows HPC Server 2008 operating system. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20020613/NVDALOGO) "The coupling of GPUs and CPUs illustrates the enormous power and opportunity of multicore co-processing," said Dan Reed, corporate vice president of...

2009-08-27 08:00:00

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Aug. 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- NVIDIA Corporation today announced that it will be working with TopCoder, a competitive software development community, on the CUDA Superhero Challenge, a series of contests for computer programmers who will harness the parallel processing power of the NVIDIA(R) CUDA(TM) architecture to solve some of computing's biggest challenges. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20020613/NVDALOGO) The first contest, which is open to all...

2009-08-21 08:01:00

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Aug. 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- By harnessing the parallel processing power of NVIDIA(R) GeForce(R) GPUs and DirectCompute, a new technology in Windows 7, developers can take the power of graphics processors and make it available for general-purpose computing and create cutting-edge digital media applications. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20020613/NVDALOGO) Today, NVIDIA demonstrated leadership in the GPU computing revolution by receiving Windows...

2009-04-20 08:00:00

SANTA CLARA, Calif., April 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- NVIDIA Corporation, the inventor of the GPU, today announced the release of its OpenCL driver and software development kit (SDK) to developers participating in its OpenCL Early Access Program. NVIDIA is providing this release to solicit early feedback in advance of a beta release which will be made available to all GPU Computing Registered Developers in the coming months. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20020613/NVDALOGO)...

2008-12-08 19:00:00

SINGAPORE, Dec. 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- SIGGRAPH ASIA 2008 -- NVIDIA Corporation today announced its full support for the newly released OpenCL 1.0 specification from the Khronos Group. OpenCL (Open Computing Language) is a new compute API that allows developers to harness the massive parallel computing power of the GPU. The addition of OpenCL is another major milestone in the GPU revolution that gives NVIDIA developers another powerful programming option. (Logo:...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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