What is CUDA?
Introduced by NVIDIA in 2006, CUDA (originally short for Compute Unified Device Architecture) refers to two things:
1. CUDA architecture: the massive parallel architecture of NVIDIA GPUs with hundreds or thousands of cores
2. CUDA software platform and programming model: also created by NVIDIA, it is a type of API (application program interface) used by developers to program these GPUs for general purpose processing.
Why you need CUDA?
CUDA enables developers to speed up compute-intensive applications by harnessing the power of GPUs for any parallelizable part of a computation. In contrast to prior GPU programming interfaces such as Direct3D and OpenGL, which required advanced skills in graphics programming, CUDA makes it a lot easier for developers and software engineers to implement parallel programming since it is compatible with many familiar programming languages such as C, C++ or Fortran. The developer only needs to add extensions of these languages in the form of a few basic keywords, which gives them direct access to the GPU's virtual instruction set and parallel computational elements for the execution of compute kernels.
How is GIGABYTE helpful?
GIGABYTE's R-Series and G-Series server systems are optimized to work with CUDA-enabled NVIDIA GPGPUs (General Purpose Graphics Processing Units) such as the Tesla V100, Tesla T4 or RTX Quadro Series - a hardware solution that is ready to be used with the CUDA programming interface, which gives developers a powerful tool to enable them to process massively parallel workloads, such as in scientific simulation or Deep Neural Networks (DNN) training.
2021 saw another powerful collaboration between GIGABYTE and Nvidia (a leader in graphics card manufacturing) in launching the RTX 30 series laptop GPUs. The latest generation of the RTX series achieves higher 3D operational performance and leads the field with a comprehensive range of connection ports, including the HDMI 2.1. Engineered with an eye to the future, the inclusion of the HDMI 2.1 port offers users a future forward laptop. Keep reading to discover the difference HDMI 2.1 makes in performance quality.