Popular Science Recognizes NVIDIA CUDA With "Best Of What’s New" Award
Revolutionary New Development Environment for GPU Computing Earns NVIDIA Industry Acclaim
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SUPERCOMPUTING 2007—RENO, NEVADA—NOVEMBER 13, 2007—Popular Science has announced that the NVIDIA® CUDA™ C-compiler and software development kit (SDK) has been recognized as one of the Top 100 innovations of the year, winning the coveted "Best of What's New" award. CUDA was selected for its ability to transform a graphics processing unit (GPU) into a supercomputer and to deliver the level of performance normally found in large and expensive clusters residing in datacenters to the desktop of scientists and engineers around the world.
"Running electromagnetic simulations using NVIDIA's compute hardware and CUDA accelerate processing times by factors of 25 or more—applying a level of complexity to the analysis and optimization of medical products which nobody dreamed of, even two years ago," said Ryan Schneider, CTO of Acceleware Corp.
"Many of the molecular structures we analyze are so large that they can take weeks of processing time to run the calculations required for their physical simulation," said John Stone, senior research programmer at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. "GPUs have given us a 100-fold increase in some of our programs, and this is on desktop machines where previously we would have had to run these calculations on a cluster.
"For 20 years, Popular Science's Best of What's New awards has honored the innovations that make a positive impact on life today and change our views of the future," says Mark Jannot, editor-in-chief of Popular Science. "Popular Science's editors evaluate thousands of products each year to develop this thoughtful list, there's no higher accolade Popular Science can give."
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About Best of What's New
Each year, the editors of Popular Science review thousands of products in search of the top 100 tech innovations of the year; breakthrough products and technologies that represent a significant leap in their categories. The winners—the Best of What's New—are awarded inclusion in the much-anticipated December issue of Popular Science, which has been the most widely read issue of the year since the debut of Best of What's New in 1987. Best of What's New awards are presented to 100 new products and technologies in 10 categories: Automotive, Aviation & Space, Computing, Engineering, Gadgets, Green Tech, Home Entertainment, Home Tech, Personal Health and Recreation.
About Popular Science
Founded in 1872, Popular Science is the world's largest science and technology magazine; with a circulation of 1.3 million and 6.8 million monthly readers. Each month, Popular Science reports on the intersection of science and everyday life, with an eye toward what's new and why it matters. Popular Science is published by Bonnier Active Media, a subsidiary of Bonnier Corporation.
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