April 02, 2012
ATLANTA, GA, April 2 -- AccelerEyes announces the release of Jacket v2.1, adding GPU computing capabilities for use with MATLAB®. Jacket v2.1 delivers even more speed through a host of new improvements, maximizing GPU device performance and utilization.
Notable new features include an Optimization Library and additional functions to our Graphics Library. With Jacket v2.1, we have also extended support for sparse matrix subscripting and made improvements to host-to-device and device-to- host data transfer speeds for complex data. In addition, we have included various GFOR enhancements.
Jacket v2.1 now includes NVIDIA CUDA 4.1 enhancements to provide improved functionality and performance (requires latest drivers).
Jacket is the premier GPU software plugin for MATLAB, better than alternative solutions. It is relied upon by thousands of organizations for rapid prototyping and problem solving across a range of government, manufacturing, energy, media, biomedical, financial, and scientific research applications.
Optimization Library Functions:
MINGD minimizes an objective utilizing gradient-descent coupled with an Armijo line search
MINBFGS minimizes an objective utilizing the BFGS method coupled with line search
Utilizes GFOR to compute Jacobian and Hessian when possible
Graphics Library New Features:
VOLUME for volume rendering 3d arrays
SCATTERCOLORS for rendering colored scatter plots
IMAGESC can now display color imagery if passed a 3d matrix
Support for NORM, EIG and INV
Support for COLON operator
SUBSASGN with logical masks
Use LOCAL to indicate local variables unique to each GFOR iteration
Other New Features and Notable Improvements:
Sparse matrix subscripting
CIRCSHIFT now supports shift argument as a GPU type
Improved host-to-device and device-to-host data transfer speeds while operating on complex data
CONV2 Improved performance for small kernel sizes
ACCUMARRAY implemented using a faster algorithm.
Visit our company website to download Jacket v2.1 and see the release notes for a full list of enhancements.
Pricing and availability
Jacket 2.1 is available for download on the AccelerEyes website. Pricing for a Jacket base license with support for a single GPU is $999.00 USD for commercial and $350.00 USD for academic customers. AccelerEyes provides 12 months of software maintenance and updates with each software license. Volume packages and development bundles are also now available at special price points.
AccelerEyes launched in 2007 to commercialize Jacket, the first software platform to deliver productivity in GPU computing. With advanced language processing and runtime technology to transform CPU applications to high performance GPU codes, Jacket extends from desktop workstation performance to also fully leverage GPU clusters. Based in Atlanta, Georgia, the privately held company markets Jacket for a range of defense, intelligence, biomedical, financial, research, and academic applications. Additional information is available at www.accelereyes.com.
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