Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Saturday November 19, 2011

Nvidia's CUDA Celebrates 5th Anniversary

Five years ago, NVidia introduced the CUDA platform for developers. The platform provides developers with access to the virtual instruction set and memory of the computational elements in CUDA GPUs. The CUDA toolkit has been very successful, being downloaded over a million times and used at universities around the world.

CUDA, which is still positioned against open high-level platforms, especially OpenCL, survived a looming battle with Intel's canceled Larrabee graphics card and floating point accelerator.