Nvidia has announced the production release of CUDA 2.0, the latest
version of its C language programming environment for GPUs that
enables software developers to tap into the massively parallel
architecture of the GPU for the acceleration of complex computational

This latest production release of the CUDA software suite includes
support for 32 and 64-bit Windows Vista and Mac OS X as well as 3D
textures and hardware interpolation to increase the efficiency of
applications such as medical volume reconstruction and oil and gas
seismic computing.

Also included in CUDA 2.0 is an Adobe Photoshop plug-in example for
both PC and Mac versions of the software. The example allows
developers to design plug-ins that move the most compute-intensive
functions of Adobe Photoshop to the GPU, such as filtering and image
manipulation, delivering dramatic performance improvements. The
plug-in is available as source code so developers can easily develop
advanced filters and imaging techniques that are available directly
within Adobe Photoshop.

CUDA 2.0 also features additional source code examples and new
compiler optimizations and is available today for free download from