by Stephen Jones

Today we added major new performance improvements and GPU development capabilities to our Parallel Nsight software and CUDA Toolkit. These enhancements give developers more flexibility and power to easily create high-performance GPU-accelerated applications.

The big news for Parallel Nsight 1.5 is support for Microsoft Visual Studio 2010. Version 1.5 also includes support for Tesla Compute Cluster (TCC) debugging, the updated CUDA Toolkit, full support for NVIDIA’s recently announced, high-performance Fermi GPU architecture, and other advanced debugging and analysis capabilities.

The CUDA Toolkit includes all the tools, libraries and documentation developers need to build CUDA C/C++ applications, and is the foundation for many other GPU computing language solutions. In addition to delivering up to 300 percent faster FFT and BLAS performance vs. the previous release, the new CUDA Toolkit 3.2 release includes new libraries for sparse matrix multiplication, random number generation, H.264 encode/decode, and new cluster management features.

For everyone attending GTC, stop in at the Parallel Nsight Lounge by Microsoft, a casual environment for hands-on learning and instruction on Parallel Nsight. Experts from NVIDIA and Microsoft will be available from 10am to 8pm each day to answer questions and provide instruction on Parallel Nsight, Visual Studio 2010, Windows HPC Server 2008, and CUDA C/C++ development.

If you’re not attending GTC, why not? With over 280 hours of GPU focused sessions scheduled, 6 sessions on Parallel Nsight, from beginner to advanced and more than 25sessions on CUDA C/C++ development, you can’t afford to miss this remarkable opportunity to participate in a milestone event for GPU computing –

I’ll see you there!