GameWorks DX12 Released At GDC

GameWorks

David Coombes, posted Feb 28 2017

Today at GDC NVIDIA released of the latest version of GameWorks. We are accelerating the pace of innovation in game development through advanced technologies for rendering, VR, ray tracing and simulation. GameWorks DX12 adds a range of new APIs, combined with powerful tools and support for DirectX® 12 and DirectCompute. This is our best release yet.

We released tools and technologies in the following catories.

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Aftermath: Debugging Crashes and TDRs on the GPU

GameWorks Expert Developer, GameWorks

Alex Dunn, posted Feb 28 2017

“Device Removed” – the bane of every PC rendering programmers existence. “The GPU has crashed and who knows why?” If you’ve said this (or similar; accounting for variants including profanity) then this blog post is for you!

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Pro Tip: cuBLAS Strided Batched Matrix Multiply

Research, Algorithms & Numerical Techniques, CUDA, Education & Training, Machine Learning & Artificial Intelligence

Nadeem Mohammad, posted Feb 28 2017

There’s a new computational workhorse in town. For decades, general matrix-matrix multiply—known as GEMM in Basic Linear Algebra Subroutines (BLAS) libraries—has been a standard benchmark for computational performance. GEMM is possibly the most optimized and widely used routine in scientific computing. Expert implementations are available for every architecture and quickly achieve the peak performance of

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Explicit Multi-GPU with DirectX 12 – Frame Pipelining, a New Alternative

DirectX 12, GameWorks Expert Developer, GameWorks

Juha Sjoholm, posted Feb 28 2017

This is the second part of the blog post about explicit multi-GPU programming with DirectX 12. In this part, I’ll describe frame pipelining - a new way for utilizing multiple GPUs that was not possible before DirectX 12. I’ll first explain the pipelining in general and then go through a case study.

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Explicit Multi-GPU with DirectX 12 – Control, Freedom, New Possibilities

DirectX 12, GameWorks Expert Developer, GameWorks

Juha Sjoholm, posted Feb 28 2017

This blog post is about explicit multi-GPU programming that became possible with the introduction of the DirectX 12 API. In previous versions of DirectX, the driver had to manage multiple SLI GPUs. Now, DirectX 12 gives that control to the application. There are two parts in this blog post. In this first part, I’ll explain how multiple GPUs are exposed in the DirectX API, giving some pointers to the API documentation. Please look for further details in the documentation itself.

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