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April 12, 2010
Latest beta release adds support for new range of GPUs from NVIDIA
LAS VEGAS, April 12 -- Visual Studio Conference and Expo -- NVIDIA is to release a new open beta of Parallel Nsight with several new features for Microsoft Visual Studio users who are taking advantage of graphics processing units (GPU) for general purpose programming.
Parallel Nsight is powerful plug-in that allows Microsoft Visual Studio programmers to develop for both GPUs and CPUs within a single development environment. This new release adds support for the new features found in the latest GeForce and Tesla products based on the Fermi architecture hitting the market soon.
The key new features for the open beta, which have been added underneath the 3 key technologies of Parallel Nsight, include:
Nsight Graphics Inspector:
With these additions, Parallel Nsight makes programming the GPU, for both computing and graphics applications, easy and accessible within the comfortable workflow of Microsoft Visual Studio.
Parallel Nsight supports Windows 7 and Windows Vista operating systems and full integration within Microsoft Visual Studio (2008 SP1 standard edition or later). The beta 2 version of Parallel Nsight supporting DirectX 11 is scheduled to be available in less than a month, with the first full production release scheduled for June. Both standard and professional versions of NVIDIA Parallel Nsight will be available upon final release.
Developers can register for the beta program in person at the NVIDIA booth at the Visual Studio Conference and Expo, April 12-14, in Las Vegas, Nev., or online at http://www.nvidia.com/nsight.
NVIDIA awakened the world to the power of computer graphics when it invented the GPU in 1999. Since then, it has consistently set new standards in visual computing with breathtaking, interactive graphics available on devices ranging from tablets and portable media players to notebooks and workstations. NVIDIA's expertise in programmable GPUs has led to breakthroughs in parallel processing which make supercomputing inexpensive and widely accessible. The company holds more than 1,100 US patents, including ones covering designs and insights which are fundamental to modern computing. For more information, see www.nvidia.com.
Source: NVIDIA Corp.
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