We’re pleased to announce the availability of NVIDIA Parallel Nsight 2.0 Release Candidate (RC).

Parallel Nsight is the first and only development environment for massively parallel computing integrated into Microsoft Visual Studio, the world’s most popular development environment.  Parallel Nsight enables developers to easily create GPU-accelerated applications for a range of desktop and supercomputing platforms. 

Parallel Nsight 2.0 makes parallel programming easier than ever, giving developers access to more tools and workflows they expect from developing on the CPU. The new release provides a number of new and enhanced features, including full support for Microsoft Visual Studio 2010, support for CUDA Toolkit version 4.0, attach to process support, PTX/SASS assembly debugging, other advanced debugging and analysis capabilities, graphics performance and stability enhancements.

Registered developers may download Parallel Nsight 2.0 RC as well as the required driver free of charge at http://www.nvidia.com/GetParallelNsight.

CUDA Debugging Feature Highlights:

  • CUDA Toolkit 4.0 Support
  • Full Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Platform Support
  • PTX/SASS Assembly Debugging
  • CUDA Debugging of C# Projects
  • Advanced Conditional Breakpoints
  • CUDA Debugger Attach to Process

System Analysis Feature Highlights:

  • Tesla Compute Cluster (TCC) Analysis
  • CUDA Derived Metrics and Experiments
  • CUDA Concurrent Kernel Trace
  • CUDA Runtime API Trace

Graphics System Analysis Feature Highlights:

  • Visualize/navigate all graphics resources
  • View disassembly of shader code (HLSL)

For more detailed technical information regarding this release candidate, please see the Parallel Nsight 2.0 Release Notes. [PDF]

Professional developers are encouraged to sign up for NVIDIA’s Registered Developer Program, which provides priority access to software, bug management tools, invitations to members-only developer webinars and other development resources, sign up today at www.nvidia.com/paralleldeveloper.

As always, we look forward to your feedback. Please let us know how we’re doing and how we can improve your experience developing for the GPU by emailing devtools-support@nvidia.com or posting on our Compute or Graphics support forums.


Stephen Jones
Product Line Manager
NVIDIA Developer Tools