Sneak Peak at Mathematica 8: Integrated GPU Programming

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Sneak Peak at Mathematica 8: Integrated GPU Programming

Postby Kathy_Bautista » Tue Oct 05, 2010 4:04 pm

Wolfram Research recently announced a technical collaboration with NVIDIA with plans to integrate GPU acceleration into Mathematica 8.
http://www.wolfram.com/news/GPU.html

Of particular interest...
"NVIDIA's GPU architecture can transform Mathematica's computing, modeling, simulation, and visualization performance, boosting speed by up to a factor of 100"


The blog post below offers some examples of the benefits of this upcoming feature that extend beyond just speed improvements:
http://blog.wolfram.com/2010/09/20/tapp ... thematica/

How many of you currently use GPU-equipped hardware, or plan to do so in the near future?

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Re: Sneak Peak at Mathematica 8: Integrated GPU Programming

Postby Alexandre_Schmidt » Wed Oct 20, 2010 5:43 pm

Hello,

I am a physicist and my research focus is on Quantum Control. I have two nNVidia video cards working in SLI, and I can barely wait to see Mathematica using GPUs.
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Re: Sneak Peak at Mathematica 8: Integrated GPU Programming

Postby S_Izen » Wed Oct 20, 2010 6:10 pm

I have a Tesla board in my Linux box, and a CUDA-capable NVidia graphics card in my laptop, so I will definitely be using the Mathematica GPU enhancements.

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Re: Sneak Peak at Mathematica 8: Integrated GPU Programming

Postby murray » Tue Oct 26, 2010 6:07 pm

Drat: that seems to leave out in the cold those of us who use ATI (soon-to-be-renamed AMD) graphics cards. (I stick with them because of unfortunate experiences in the past with unstable drivers for nVidia cards.)
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Re: Sneak Peak at Mathematica 8: Integrated GPU Programming

Postby Andrew_Dougherty » Thu Oct 28, 2010 5:28 pm

Under which operating systems will this likely be supported?
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Re: Sneak Peak at Mathematica 8: Integrated GPU Programming

Postby Kathy_Bautista » Thu Oct 28, 2010 9:34 pm

Andrew_Dougherty wrote:Under which operating systems will this likely be supported?


Support will be offered for both CUDA (Nvidia) as well as OpenCL, which will allow you to access this functionality from machines running Windows, Mac OS X, or Linux.

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Re: Sneak Peak at Mathematica 8: Integrated GPU Programming

Postby telefunkenvf14 » Tue Nov 09, 2010 3:40 am

murray wrote:Drat: that seems to leave out in the cold those of us who use ATI (soon-to-be-renamed AMD) graphics cards. (I stick with them because of unfortunate experiences in the past with unstable drivers for nVidia cards.)


All is not lost!! There is something similar for AMD cards... OpenCL (I haven't been able to test it in the beta of v8, but it's in there!!!)

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