NVIDIA Unleashes the Power of Fermi and CUDA for a New Generation of Video Cards – Siggraph Conference, Los Angeles

GPU’s, GPU’s, GPU’s, as far as the eye can see. But not all GPU’s and video cards are created equal. The importance of the Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) for all levels of computer users has quietly become one of the most potent tools for contemporary. From animation, graphics, animations, video, 3D rendering, and just about everything on a computer that involves graphics is less and less dependent upon the processor of your computer. Modern programs are written to allow the GPU to take on the heavy lifting resulting in extraordinary increases in speed and the complexity of tasks one can take on. In this interview with Sean Kilbride and Joe Stam of NVIDIA, they explain how they are working with Adobe to unleash the power of their CUDA architecture. Invoking the power that Enrico Fermi unleashed which led to the foundations of modern physics and nuclear reactions, their new Fermi Architecture video cards set a new standard in power and speed. And with the the Quadro 4000 GPU for Mac, Mac users and Windows users have a card to call their own. Adobe’s Premiere Pro CS5 and the Adobe Mercury Playback Engine have been optimized to detect and take full advantage of NVIDIA’s CUDA feature set, enabling dramatic speed gains. If you are tired of waiting for files to render, then listen on to find out more about the power of the GPU in your life. (14:30)

Harris Fogel, Posted 1/30/2011

For more information on NVidia’s Fermi line of video cards visit: www.nvidia.com

For more information on Adobe Premeire Pro CS 5 software visit: www.adobe.com

Photographs ©Harris Fogel 2011