Tech-X has released GPULib v1.0, a software library taht executes vectorised mathematical functions on GPUs from Nvidia, bringing high-performance numerical operations to everyday desktop computers.
GPULib allows users to access high-performance computing with minimal modification to their existing programs. By providing bindings for a number of Very High Level Languages (VHLLs) including Matlab and IDL from ITT Visual Information Solutions, GPULib can accelerate new applications or be incorporated into existing applications with minimal effort. No knowledge of GPU programming and memory management is required. Speedup factors of 10x to 40x are typically realised in IDL and Matlab applications.
To leverage the compute power of modern, high-performance GPUs, GPULib provides mathematical operations with an easy-to-use interface, allowing researchers to incorporate accelerated numerical computations into their applications.