SANTA CLARA, CA—FEBRUARY 16, 2007—NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), the worldwide leader in programmable graphics processor technologies, today released a public beta of the NVIDIA® CUDA™ Software Developer Kit (SDK) and C-compiler for computing on NVIDIA graphics processing units (GPUs).  GPU Computing with the CUDA SDK is a new approach to computing where hundreds of on-chip processors simultaneously communicate and cooperate to solve complex computing problems.

The GPU is now a powerful, programmable processor that is ideally suited for computationally intensive applications such as seismic processing for oil and gas exploration, computing in bioscience, and financial modeling.  With the recent introduction of CUDA technology, the parallel computing power of the GPU is now accessible to virtually any developer through standard C programming language,’ said Andy Keane, general manager of GPU Computing at NVIDIA.