This week Nvidia announced that version 5.5 of CUDA will support the ARM chip architecture. This was welcome news at ISC’13, where a number of talks and exhibits were touting ARM-based computing.
Since developers started using CUDA in 2006, successive generations of better, exponentially faster CUDA GPUs have dramatically boosted the performance of applications on x86-based systems,” said Ian Buck, general manager of GPU Computing Software at NVIDIA. “With support for ARM, the new CUDA release gives developers tremendous flexibility to quickly and easily add GPU acceleration to applications on the broadest range of next-generation HPC platforms.”
Combining high-performance CUDA-enabled GPU accelerators with low-power ARM-based SoCs enables ARM-based systems to penetrate new markets that require the highest levels of energy-efficient compute performance. Read the Full Story.