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Nvidia's CUDA is Already 5 Years Old

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November 19, 2011 7:08:10 PM

Hasn't improved much, has it?
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November 19, 2011 7:37:34 PM

plznoteHasn't improved much, has it?

From Nvidia:
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Heart attacks are the leading cause of death worldwide. Harvard Engineering, Harvard Medical School and Brigham & Women's Hospital have teamed up to use GPUs to simulate blood flow and identify hidden arterial plaque without invasive imaging techniques or exploratory surgery.


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The National Airspace System manages the nationwide coordination of air traffic flow. Computer models help identify new ways to alleviate congestion and keep airplane traffic moving efficiently. Using the computational power of GPUs, a team at NASA obtained a large performance gain, reducing analysis time from ten minutes to three seconds.


Adobe, Microsoft, and others use CUDA in several of their apps. CUDA also comes in handy in game and graphics development. The benefits also go beyond that. Just because "games" and such don't take advantage of CUDA doesn't mean it hasn't helped...

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November 19, 2011 7:40:21 PM

You missed my point.
I didn't say that it was useless.
I said that it hasn't improved much.(Has'nt got better)
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November 19, 2011 7:59:51 PM

My bad. It was just phrased in a way saying CUDA has not improved much, didn't know you meant CUDA itself hasn't improved...
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November 19, 2011 9:29:41 PM

I wish CUDA could help me quit smoking. Other than that, I think its a great platform.
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November 20, 2011 12:27:19 AM

Just two words: Octane Render.
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November 20, 2011 12:31:32 AM

Cuda also makes it possible for smaller companies or individuals to pump out higher quality animations. Using Cycles and only one of my 570s, I can render a frame in about 1/10th the time. A scene that would have taken 10hrs to render, now only takes an hour.
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November 20, 2011 1:46:17 AM

yeah it all happend with the 8000 series, have one 8800GTS 512 from MSI in 2008 and it still works,
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November 20, 2011 2:07:52 AM

id still rather have an open solution to cuda than cuda... nvidia has wronged me in the past and i will never for give them...
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November 20, 2011 5:59:06 AM

alidanid still rather have an open solution to cuda than cuda... nvidia has wronged me in the past and i will never for give them...


They haven't personally wronged you, Alidan. Quit your crying.

There already are several open solutions. OpenCL for one is coming along nicely. But this requires that the hardware manufacturers meet THEIR specs. With CUDA, the software meets Nvidia's specs.

There are simply things OpenCL cannot do that CUDA can. And OpenCL is excellent of course, but AMD cards and Nvidia cards are simply built differently. It's apples and oranges, when it comes to GPU compute performance. Gaming it would be apples and apples, but raw computations are a different monster...

If you've ever used iRay (mental images) or Vray-RT for GPU rendering, you'd know the difference. Since you haven't, it'll give you a point to research.

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November 20, 2011 7:35:14 AM

My Cuda is 45 years old, Nvidia is lagging behind XD
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November 20, 2011 9:43:54 AM

"the remaining 5 to 10 percent of performance that is hidden in a GPU can only be accessed via detailed knowledge of the architecture of the GPU, especially its memory architecture."

Since when is 10% a big deal?
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November 20, 2011 10:45:39 AM

"in a relatively quite ceremony"

Shouldn't that be quiet instead of quite?
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November 20, 2011 11:21:57 AM

Running CUDA on Seti@home and Folding@home. It has proven to be great for scientific and engineering work
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November 20, 2011 5:01:10 PM

10% vs 200 to 2000% increase in performance over CPU's isn't a bad trade off..
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November 20, 2011 5:07:59 PM

quite a difference in Adobe's mercury engine between CUDA being on and off!
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November 20, 2011 5:23:14 PM

but disabling PhysX when a non-Nvidia GPU is present is a cheap move. Glad we have someone like GenL to fix it
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November 20, 2011 9:22:30 PM

caedenvquite a difference in Adobe's mercury engine between CUDA being on and off!


Amen to that! CUDA has been a dream for us video editors using Premiere! Not needing to render much (if at all) has enabled my CUDA cards to pay for themselves over and over.
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November 21, 2011 3:27:53 AM

Happy birthday to you CUDA !!!
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November 21, 2011 3:36:20 AM

AbdullahGFrom Nvidia: Adobe, Microsoft, and others use CUDA in several of their apps. CUDA also comes in handy in game and graphics development. The benefits also go beyond that. Just because "games" and such don't take advantage of CUDA doesn't mean it hasn't helped...


I'm pretty certain that PhysX uses CUDA, so in reality, games do take advantage of it.
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November 21, 2011 3:41:19 AM

Common software for casual consumer are still lacking of support. They need to push something on this area, not just development softwares or University research software.
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November 22, 2011 5:38:25 AM

CUDA has made some inroads since 5 years ago, but it could be so much better. I'm actually surprised that resource-intensive software like Mainconcept has not taken to support CUDA yet.
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November 28, 2011 4:42:55 AM

CUDA CUDA CUDA
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