CUDA 6.5: Something for Nothing

By Ian Lumb | September 17, 2014

Who says you can’t get something for nothing? With CUDA 6.5, you can! The something is improved performance. The nothing is no code change required.

NVIDIA made improved performance a focal point of the recent CUDA 6.5 release. For example, if you make use of CUDA-enabled FFTs and/or sparse-matrix routines, all you’ll need to do is recompile your application with this latest release of the toolkit. You’ll see performance improvements without having to change a single character in your source code. Even the size of object files can be optimized through use of the nvprune utility.

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