NVIDIA: 70 Leading Applications Add Support for GPU Accelerators to
Meet Demand for Faster Simulations
Application Developers Embrace Accelerated Computing, Enabling Users
to Design Higher-Quality Products, Gain More Scientific Insight
SALT LAKE CITY, UT -- (Marketwire) -- 11/12/12 -- SC12 --NVIDIA
today announced that 70 more widely used applications have added
support for GPU acceleration so far this year, bringing the total
number available to researchers, engineers and designers to more than
Three of the newest applications to offer GPU acceleration are:
-- ANSYS(R) Fluent(R): ANSYS Fluent enables engineers to develop
more aerodynamic cars and planes, which can save millions of dollars
in fuel costs, or improve thermal management and reliability of
electronic integrated circuit packages. ANSYS Fluent has added a new
beta solver with single GPU support to its market-leading NVIDIA(R)
CUDA(R) applications, including ANSYS Mechanical(TM).
-- MSC(R) Nastran(R): Used by nearly every automotive manufacturer
worldwide, MSC Nastran is a GPU-accelerated structural mechanics
simulation application that helps optimize noise, vibration and
harshness (NVH) performance, which are among the most often directly
perceived quality attributes of a vehicle.
-- CHARMM: Widely used by scientists to study biological processes at the
molecular level, CHARMM's GPU acceleration enables a more accurate
study of key proteins involved in disease, as well as interactions
with drug candidates, as a means to develop more effective treatments.
"GPU computing first gained momentum among researchers who could
download CUDA to accelerate their own applications for scientific
discovery and research," said Addison Snell, chief executive officer
of Intersect360 Research. "We are now in a new era where more
commercial software is GPU-optimized, providing accelerated options
across the full spectrum of engineering and business computing."
A partial list of other GPU-accelerating applications shipping or in
-- Computer-aided Engineering: Abaqus/Standard, Agilent ADS & EMPro,
ANSYS Mechanical, CST MWS, MSC Nastran, Marc, OpenFOAM solver
-- Defense & Intelligence: DigitalGlobe Advanced Ortho Series, Exelis
(ITT) ENVI, Incogna GIS, Intergraph Motion Video Analyst, MotionDSP
Ikena ISR, PCI Geomatics GXL
-- Media & Entertainment: Adobe CS6, Autodesk 3ds Max & Maya,
Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve, Chaos V-Ray RT, Elemental Server,
-- Oil & Gas: Acceleware AxRTM, ffA SVI Pro, Headwave Suite, Paradigm
Echos RTM, Schlumberger Visage, WesternGeco Omega2 RTM
-- Scientific Computing: AMBER, CHARMM, Chroma, FastROCS, GAMESS,
GROMACS, GTC, WL-LSMS, MATLAB, MILC, NAMD, QUDA, VASP, VMD
-- Weather & Climate Forecasting: COSMO, GEOS-5, HOMME, HYCOM, WRF,
Acomplete list is available at www.nvidia.com/teslaapps.
Most Accessible Parallel Processors
The advent of massively parallel
GPU accelerators that are easily programmable in popular high-level
languages or using auto-parallelizing compilers has given impetus to
developers to maximize application performance.
Accelerators give developers a great degree of flexibility to take
advantage of dramatic application speedups using familiar languages
like C, C++ and Fortran, or using the directives-based OpenACC
standard programming model.
Simple extensions to these high-level programming languages enable
specifying parallelism using the NVIDIA CUDA parallel computing
platform and programming model. Today the CUDA platform is supported
by every NVIDIA GPU, resulting in a worldwide installed base of more
than 415 million CUDA GPUs.
Learn more about accelerated computing and supported software
applications at NVIDIA booth 2217 at SC12, Nov. 12-15.
CUDA is a parallel computing platform and programming
model developed by NVIDIA. It enables dramatic increases in computing
performance by harnessing the power of GPUs.
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