San Francisco, Calif. Nvidia has told TG Daily that all CUDA-enabled GPUs shipped by Apple support the Snow Leopard operating system.
“Nvidia’s integration of the CUDA architecture across its brands and segments enables it to offer Apple users a broad selection of 10 GPU models officially supported by Snow Leopard,” an Nvidia spokesperson explained. “The 10 GPU models include: GeForce 9400M, GeForce 9600M GT, GeForce 8600M GT, GeForce GT 120, GeForce GT 130, GeForce GTX 285, GeForce 8800 GT, GeForce 8800 GS, Quadro FX 4800, and Quadro FX 5600.”
The spokesperson noted that Nvidia has also released OpenCL conformant drivers for Snow Leopard, Windows and Linux.
“Nvidia continues to be the only company that has enabled developers to begin programming with OpenCL on the GPU on all three platforms. When Windows 7 ships later this year, both major OS will include support for GPU Computing,” said the spokesperson. “This milestone in the evolution of the PC architecture marks the beginning of the co-processing revolution where operating systems and applications use both GPUs and CPUs to handle complex computational challenges.”
The spokesperson added that Nvidia had a “long history” of supporting various standards.
“A wider choice of languages improves the number and scope of applications that can exploit parallel computing on the GPU. In addition to our C language support, NVIDIA chairs the OpenCL working group – we were the first company to release OpenCL conformant GPU drivers to developers.”