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|| ||Fixstars Releases The First Enterprise Linux OS for Optimal GPU Computing
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|| ||Wed, 03 Mar 2010 07:35:39 -0800|
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The First Enterprise Linux OS for Optimal GPU Computing
Fixstars to release Yellow Dog Enterprise Linux for CUDA
Tokyo - March 2, 2010 - Fixstars releases "Yellow Dog Enterprise Linux
for CUDA(TM)", the first enterprise Linux OS optimized for GPU
computing. YDEL for CUDA offers end users, developers and integrators a
faster, more reliable, and less complex GPU computing experience.
"With Fixstars providing direct support for CUDA, more researchers,
scientists and HPC programmers will be able to take advantage of the
performance benefits enabled by massively parallel GPUs." said Sanford
Russell, general manager of GPU Computing at NVIDIA.
Yellow Dog Enterprise Linux for CUDA offers unparalleled integration of
the CUDA development environments, greater reliability with GPU
computing centric validation. Also included is Fixstars' own
Eclipse-based graphical IDE for CUDA as well as a comprehensive support
for both Linux and the CUDA architecture.
"Yellow Dog's advance to the x86 architecture is without a doubt a
monumental event for the operating system, which had been known for the
past 10 years as the Linux distribution for the Power Architecture,"
said Akihiro Asahara, the development director of YDEL at the Fixstars
Corporation. "Since our mission is to provide optimal multi-core
solutions, it is only natural that we have come to release this product.
YDEL for CUDA is an OS built by CUDA developers for CUDA developers. We
hope people enjoy the usability of this product."
Key benefits of Yellow Dog Enterprise Linux for CUDA:
- YDEL for CUDA users can experience up to a 9% performance
improvement in some applications.
- Comprehensive support is offered to paid subscriptions with our
skilled team able to assist you with both Linux and CUDA.
- YDEL's unparalleled integrations means everything you need to write
and run CUDA applications is included and configured.
- YDEL includes multiple versions of CUDA and can easily switch
between them via a setting in a configuration file or an environment
- Never worry about updates affecting your system, Fixstars offers
YDEL users greater reliability with our strenuous test procedures that
validate GPU computing functionality and performance.
What the GPU community is saying about YDEL for CUDA:
"Including moving my projects across and re-arranging things a bit, I
ended up with a fully working development platform in easily less than
an hour. Having the SDK, card drivers and a familiar environment all in
one ready-to-go package has been very helpful. Our CUDA application is a
database-driven peptide and protein identification system and just
compiled and worked with no fuss at all."
- Vic Spicer, Software Developer and Lab Manager
University of Manitoba
"When the next-generation GPU architecture "Fermi" becomes available,
GPU computing will see even more widespread use. YDEL for CUDA will
minimize the cost spent on menial tasks such as trouble-shooting and
driver updates, allowing the developer to focus on the CUDA application
itself. As the first Linux Distribution optimized for GPU Computing, I
am looking forward to its advancement such as tuning for the
asynchronous data transfer between the host and device."
- Professor Takayuki Aoki
Global Scientific Information and Computer Center,
Tokyo Institute of Technology
"Fixstars as a leading company in GPU Computing in Japan, YDEL for CUDA
is one of the best solution integration solution for NVIDIA GPU in Linux
OS. Leadtek Graphic board developers are pleased to have this solutions
for CUDA GPU Programming."
- K.S.LU, CEO, Leadtek Research Inc
"Fixstars is one of Japan's earliest pioneers in the field of GPU
Computing. And I firmly believe that the release of their Linux
Distribution optimized for CUDA will prove to be helpful especially to
those new to GPU computing."
- Katsuya Nishi, Chairman & CEO, Best Systems, Inc
"We are very pleased to hear the announcement for the official release
of YDEL for CUDA. YDEL is the only enterprise Linux distribution that
provide strong support for GPU computing. It provides a high-quality,
user-friendly environment, featuring default support for CUDA
development using Eclipse, and faster execution of CUDA applications. We
will be recommending YDEL for CUDA as the default OS to be used for all
GPU computing models. Towa Electrical will continue to provide optimal
electronics solution to our customers, with cooperation from Fixstars."
- Iino Tadamichi, CEO, TOWA Electric Co., Ltd
To obtain YDEL for CUDA
The subscription fee for each server is 400 USD/year, which can be
obtained directly online or through our partners. For more details,
For Educational Use
The non-supported version can be downloaded for free for educational
For more details on "Yellow Dog Enterprise Linux for CUDA", please
For more information, visit www.fixstars.com/en/
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