Although Day 0 of the GPU Technology Conference just wrapped, NVidia has dropped the first announcement of the show: a new version of the NVidia Nsight IDE that brings CUDA powered GPU computing to the masses on Linux and MacOS systems.
“NVidia Nsight is the ultimate development platform for heterogeneous computing,” said Ian Buck, general manager of GPU computing software at NVIDIA. “Whether you’re a graphics or HPC developer, Nsight makes it easy to develop parallel code for GPUs and CPUs using your preferred IDE.”
“Previously, debugging required dedicated systems that were often expensive and time consuming to configure,” added Tony Tamasi, senior vice president of content and technology at NVIDIA. “Now, any system with an NVIDIA GPU that supports debugging can be used without any additional cost or system upgrades, resulting in significant cost and time savings.”
This new release comes with the addition of automatic code refactoring, which is designed to convert sequential CPU loops into GPU kernels where they can run in parallel. Anther feature NVidia is also including with this release is syntax highlighting and auto-completion for both CPU and GPU code as well as an integrated expert analysis system that can help coders deal with bottlenecks that emerge in their CPU/GPU code.
A free preview edition of NVidia Nsight Eclipse Edition, and NVidia Nsight Visual Studio edition is available here for developers.