by Calisa Cole

Below is a snapshot of what’s hot in CUDA, GPU computing and GPGPU news around the web this week. You can read the full stories here.

Bringing GPU Power to Engineering Computations
A new tool called AccelerEyes Jacket provides a way for MATLAB users to easily tap into the power of CUDA GPUs for advanced computations. 

CUDA for Optical Character Recognition
Russia-based Cognitive Technologies released new software that leverages CUDA for processing documents like passports and ID cards.

GPUs, Open Source, and Finance
Professor Mark Joshi launched a new open source project called Kooderive. His objective is to utilize CUDA-enabled GPUs to produce fast Monte Carlo pricing models for financial derivatives.