While we expect Intel’s discrete graphics card and accelerator board Larrabee to be release in 2009 or in 2010, we see Nvidia expanding its CUDA strategy to push GPU acceleration into the mainstream market. The company today released CUDA 2.0, which includes support for 32 and 64-bit Windows Vista and Mac OS X as well as 3D textures and hardware interpolation.
What caught our attention however, is Nvidia’s note the developer kit also includes “an Adobe Photoshop plug-in example for both PC and Mac versions of the software.” According to the Nvidia, that plug-in “allows developers to design plug-ins that move the most compute-intensive functions of Adobe Photoshop to the GPU”, which could deliver “dramatic performance improvements” and enable “advanced filters and imaging techniques that are available directly within Adobe Photoshop.”
NVIDIA CUDA to accelerate Photoshop
Posted on Sunday, Aug 24 2008 @ 03:00 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck