Get Started Parallel Programming Using CUDA on OS X

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qs-cuda-1-0008Getting started with parallel programming is easier than ever. In fact, now you can develop right on your Macbook Pro using its built-in Nvidia GeForce GPU. Over at QuantStart, Valerio Restocchi has written up a quick guide for installing CUDA 6.0 on OS X.

In this guide I will explain how to install CUDA 6.0 for Mac OS X. CUDA is a proprietary programming language developed by NVIDIA for GPU programming, and in the last few years it has become the standard for GPU computing. GPU computing is a new branch of computer science and, more specifically, of parallel computing.

Once you have CUDA installed, Restocchi suggests that you get more confident with this environment by having a look at Nvidia’s samples and the Nsight Eclipse edition IDE (where you actually write code), which can be found over at the CUDA Zone.