2012 Press Releases

Read NVIDIA's groundbreaking announcements from the year 2012 in the following press releases. Click on a headline to view the full press release...

70 Leading Applications Add Support for GPU Accelerators to Meet Demand for Faster Simulations

SALT LAKE CITY—SC12—Nov. 12, 2012—NVIDIA today announced that 70 more widely used applications have added support for GPU acceleration so far this year, bringing the total number available to researchers, engineers and designers to more than 200.

NVIDIA Unveils World’s Fastest, Most Efficient Accelerators,
Powers World’s No. 1 Supercomputer

SALT LAKE CITY —SC12—Nov.12, 2012— NVIDIA today unveiled the NVIDIA® Tesla® K20 family of GPU accelerators, the highest performance, most efficient accelerators ever built, and the technology powering Titan, the world’s fastest supercomputer according to the TOP500 list released this morning at the SC12 supercomputing conference.

NVIDIA Delivers Massive Performance Boost to Linux Gaming

SANTA CLARA, Calif.—Nov. 6, 2012—NVIDIA today announced the latest NVIDIA® GeForce® drivers – R310 – double the performance and dramatically reduce game loading times for those gaming on the Linux operating system.

New Gene Sequencer to Break $1,000 Cost Barrier with NVIDIA Tesla GPU Acceleration

SANTA CLARA, Calif.—Oct. 31, 2012—NVIDIA® Tesla® GPU accelerators are enabling Life Technologies Corporation’s new Ion Proton™ System to accelerate primary genome-sequence analysis – the computation that generates DNA base pairs – by over 16 times. This will dramatically reduce the cost to sequence an entire human genome from about $1 billion a decade ago to $1,000 in the near future.

NVIDIA Powers Titan, World’s Fastest Supercomputer For Open Scientific Research

SANTA CLARA, Calif.—Oct. 29, 2012—Titan, the world’s fastest open-science supercomputer,(1) was completed this month at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee, opening new windows of opportunity into the exploration of some of the world’s toughest scientific challenges.

NVIDIA Powers Amazing Windows 8 Experiences

SANTA CLARA, Calif.—Oct. 25, 2012—NVIDIA’s deep expertise in visual and mobile computing, and its extensive collaboration with Microsoft Corp., mean that consumers will enjoy premium experiences running on NVIDIA®-powered systems for Windows 8 and Windows RT.

NVIDIA Unveils Industry’s First Cloud-Based GPU That Delivers Workstation Graphics Capabilities to Any Screen

SANTA CLARA, Calif.—Oct. 17, 2012 - Engineers and design professionals will be able to work anywhere on virtually any device and still have access to the computing and graphics performance of a GPU-powered workstation, with today’s launch of the cloud-based NVIDIA® VGX™ K2 GPU.

NVIDIA Releases CUDA 5, Making Programming with World’s Most Pervasive Parallel Computing Platform Even Easier

SANTA CLARA, Calif.—Oct. 15, 2012—NVIDIA today made available the NVIDIA® CUDA® 5 production release, a powerful new version of the world’s most pervasive parallel computing platform and programming model for accelerating scientific and engineering applications on GPUs. It can be downloaded for free from the NVIDIA Developer Zone website.

NVIDIA Introduces Turbocharged GeForce GTX 650 Ti In Time For Fall’s Hottest Games

SANTA CLARA, Calif.—Oct. 9, 2012—NVIDIA is giving gamers another powerful reason to upgrade their rigs in advance of a bounty of soon-to-be-released, cutting-edge games, with today’s introduction of the NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 650 Ti GPU, priced starting at INR 9,399 ex VAT.

NVIDIA Brings Power of GeForce GTX to Gamers Everywhere With Two New Kepler-Based GPUs

SANTA CLARA, Calif.—Sept. 13, 2012—NVIDIA today introduced two new high-performance GPUs, the NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 660 and GeForce GTX 650. These new gaming GPUs deliver the exceptional performance and power efficiency of the award-winning NVIDIA® Kepler™ architecture at price points that will allow more gamers to experience the richness of next-generation PC gaming.

Mac Pro Users Gain Unprecedented Performance with NVIDIA Quadro K5000

AMSTERDAM—IBC 2012—Sept. 7, 2012—Mac professionals will benefit from dramatically improved graphics performance and productivity with today’s announcement of the NVIDIA® Quadro® K5000 for Mac Pro systems.

The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 Ti GPU: The New Weapon of Choice for Gamers

SANTA CLARA, Calif.—Aug. 16, 2012—The NVIDIA® Kepler™ architecture, which has revolutionized how PC games are played since its introduction in March, powers the launch of the new NVIDIA GeForce® GTX 660 Ti GPU, which is available today starting at only INR 23,999.

NVIDIA Maximus Fuels Workstation Revolution with Kepler Architecture

SIGGRAPH 2012 — LOS ANGELES — Aug. 7, 2012 —NVIDIA today launched the second generation of its breakthrough workstation platform, NVIDIA® Maximus™, featuring Kepler™, the fastest, most efficient GPU architecture.

GPU Acceleration of Top Genomics Application with OpenACC Promises to Help Speed Delivery of Life-saving Drugs

SHANGHAI—Aug. 6, 2012—NVIDIA today announced that the OpenACC programming standard has enabled Chinese researchers to dramatically accelerate the DNADist genomics application,1 which is used in the early stages of development of treatments for genetic conditions, such as Down syndrome, hemophilia, cystic fibrosis, and sickle-cell disease.

MSC Software Taps NVIDIA GPUs to Accelerate the Design of Automotive, Medical, Aerospace Products

TOKYO—GTC Japan—July 26, 2012—NVIDIA today announced that MSC Software Corp., a leader in multi-discipline simulation software solutions, has released a GPU-accelerated version of the Marc 2012 Finite Element Analysis application, which speeds up a range of engineering simulations.

University of Oxford Deploys U.K.’s Most Powerful GPU Supercomputer to Accelerate Scientific

OXFORD, United Kingdom—July 4, 2012—NVIDIA today announced that the University of Oxford and a consortium of top U.K.-based academic institutions have deployed the nation’s most powerful GPU-accelerated supercomputer to enable advanced research across a range of scientific and engineering fields.

NVIDIA Tegra 3 Drives Google’s $199 Nexus 7 Tablet

SANTA CLARA, Calif.—June 27, 2012—NVIDIA today announced that Nexus 7 from Google, the first $199 quad-core 7-inch tablet running on the newest version of Android™ 4.1 (Jelly Bean), features the NVIDIA® Tegra® 3 mobile processor.

German Scientists Tap NVIDIA GPUs to Unlock Secrets of the Brain

HAMBURG, Germany—ISC’12—June 19, 2012—NVIDIA today announced that its GPUs will be used by scientists at Germany’s Forschungszentrum Jülich, which hosts the Jülich Supercomputing Centre, one of Europe’s largest and most powerful supercomputing resources, to accelerate advanced neurological research targeted at unlocking secrets of the human brain.

India Bolsters National Space Program Using NVIDIA GPU-accelerated Supercomputer

HAMBURG, Germany—ISC’12—June 19, 2012—NVIDIA today announced that the SAGA system, India’s most powerful supercomputer(1) and the holder of the 85 position on the Top500 list released yesterday, is leveraging NVIDIA® GPUs to dramatically improve the design and analysis of the delivery vehicles critical to the nation’s space program.

NVIDIA Tesla K10 GPU Hits New Performance Milestones for Scientific Simulation

HAMBURG, Germany—ISC’12—June 18, 2012—NVIDIA® Tesla® K10 GPUs offer performance breakthroughs on popular high performance computing (HPC) applications – ranging from seismic processing to life sciences to video processing – according to new benchmarks NVIDIA released today.

UK, Thai Researchers Enlist NVIDIA Tesla GPUs to Fight the Next H1N1 Epidemic

HAMBURG, Germany—ISC’12—June 18, 2012—NVIDIA today announced that its GPUs are playing an integral role in research that’s shedding new light on ways to prevent future epidemics of the deadly H1N1 influenza virus.

Fujitsu Brings NVIDIA GPU-Accelerated Supercomputing to the Masses

SANTA CLARA, Calif.—June 13, 2012—NVIDIA today announced that NVIDIA® Tesla® GPUs are now available in Fujitsu’s PRIMERGY CX400 S1 servers, offering high-performance GPU-accelerated computing to Fujitsu’s large installed base of customers in Japan and Europe.

NVIDIA Brings Its Next-Gen Kepler Architecture to the Top of its GeForce Notebook GPU Lineup

TAIPEI, Taiwan and LOS ANGELES —Computex 2012 and E3 2012—June 5, 2012—NVIDIA today brings its next-generation NVIDIA® Kepler™ graphics architecture to the top of the GeForce notebook GPU lineup, with the launch of the NVIDIA GeForce® GTX 680M.

NVIDIA Icera Modem Chipset Validated on AT&T LTE Network

SANTA CLARA, Calif.—May 24, 2012—NVIDIA today announced that the NVIDIA® Icera® 410 LTE multimode data modem chipset for tablets and clamshell devices has been tested and validated for operation on the AT&T 4G LTE network.

NVIDIA Tesla K10 GPU Accelerates Search for Oil and Gas Reserves, Signal and Image Processing for Defense Industry

SAN JOSE, Calif.—GPU Technology Conference—May 16, 2012—NVIDIA today announced availability of the NVIDIA® Tesla® K10 GPU accelerator, designed to address the most difficult challenges in two high performance computing (HPC) markets: seismic data processing in oil and gas exploration, and signal and image processing in the defense industry.

NVIDIA Unveils Cloud GPU Technologies, Redefining Computing Industry for Third Time

SAN JOSE, Calif.—GPU Technology Conference—May 15, 2012—NVIDIA today kicked off the GPU Technology Conference (GTC) by unveiling its third industry-shaping innovation since its founding 19 years ago – technologies that accelerate cloud computing using the enormous computing capabilities of the GPU.

NVIDIA Introduces World’s First Virtualized GPU, Accelerating Graphics for Cloud Computing

SAN JOSE, Calif.—GPU Technology Conference—May 15, 2012—NVIDIA today unveiled the NVIDIA® VGX™ platform, which enables IT departments to deliver a virtualized desktop with the graphics and GPU computing performance of a PC or workstation to employees using any connected device.

NVIDIA Pioneers New Standard for High Performance Computing with Tesla GPUs Built on Kepler Architecture

SAN JOSE, Calif.—GPU Technology Conference—May 15, 2012—NVIDIA today unveiled a new family of Tesla® GPUs based on the revolutionary NVIDIA® Kepler™ GPU computing architecture, which makes GPU-accelerated computing easier and more accessible for a broader range of high performance computing (HPC) scientific and technical applications.

Cloud Gaming Moves at the Blink of an Eye with NVIDIA GeForce GRID

SAN JOSE, Calif.—GPU Technology Conference—May 15, 2012—Gaming enters a new era today with the launch of the NVIDIA® GeForce® GRID cloud gaming platform, which allows gaming-as-a-service providers to stream next-generation games to virtually any device, without the lag that hampers current offerings.

NVIDIA Kepler Juggernaut Rolls On With Launch of GeForce GTX 670

SANTA CLARA, Calif.—May 10, 2012—NVIDIA today launched the third GPU based on its next-generation Kepler™ graphics architecture, the GeForce® GTX 670, which brings dramatically improved levels of price-performance, power efficiency and whisper-quiet operation for PC gamers, starting at INR 26,999.

NVIDIA Contributes CUDA Compiler to Open Source Community

SANTA CLARA, Calif.—May 9, 2012—NVIDIA today announced that LLVM, one of the industry’s most popular open source compilers, now supports NVIDIA GPUs, dramatically expanding the range of researchers, independent software vendors (ISVs) and programming languages that can take advantage of the benefits of GPU acceleration.

NVIDIA Unveils GeForce GTX 690—Dual Graphics Card Combines World’s Fastest Gaming Performance With Sleek, Sexy Design

GEFORCE LAN/NVIDIA Game Festival 2012—SHANGHAI—April 29, 2012—NVIDIA today announced the GeForce® GTX 690, the world’s fastest consumer graphics card—with a bold industrial design to match.

World’s Largest Genomics Institute Announces Affordable, Cloud-Based DNA Sequencing Service Accelerated by NVIDIA GPUs

Bio-IT World 2012, BOSTON—April 25, 2012—NVIDIA today announced that BGI, the world’s largest genomics institute, is launching a service that will enable researchers worldwide to perform affordable next-generation sequencing (NGS) bioinformatics analysis in the cloud.

NVIDIA Emerging Companies Summit to Showcase Biggest Trends in Computing

SANTA CLARA, Calif.—April 20, 2012—Dozens of companies from around the world that are committed to transforming industries or creating new ones will participate in NVIDIA’s Emerging Companies Summit (ECS) 2012, to be held May 16 at the San Jose Convention Center in San Jose, Calif.

NVIDIA Helps Power Bid for 2015 Moon Mission – and $30 Million in Prizes

SANTA CLARA, Calif.—March 27, 2012—NVIDIA today announced that NVIDIA® Tesla® GPUs are being used by a team of German scientists participating in a global competition to land a robotic rover on the moon by 2015.

NVIDIA Launches First GeForce GPUs Based on Next-Generation Kepler Architecture

SANTA CLARA, Calif.—March 22, 2012—NVIDIA today launched the first GPUs based on its next-generation Kepler™ graphics architecture, which deliver dramatic gaming performance and exceptional levels of power efficiency.

NVIDIA Tesla GPUs Accelerate Science on HP ProLiant Generation 8 Servers with New Intel CPUs

SANTA CLARA, Calif.—March 7, 2012 — NVIDIA today announced that its NVIDIA® Tesla™ GPUs will be included in HP ProLiant Generation 8 (Gen8) servers, delivering new levels of computational performance for scientific applications at world-class power efficiency.

NVIDIA GPUs Bring High Performance GPU Computing To New Dell PowerEdge Servers

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — March 6, 2012 — NVIDIA today announced that its NVIDIA® Tesla™ GPUs will be featured, for the first time, on two Dell PowerEdge 12th generation rack and tower servers.

NVIDIA Ushers in World’s First Tegra 3 Super Phones, Delivering Outstanding Performance and Amazing Battery Life

BARCELONA, Spain—Feb. 27, 2012—NVIDIA announced today at Mobile World Congress the world’s first NVIDIA® Tegra® 3 super phones, including the HTC One X, LG Optimus 4X HD, ZTE Era, Fujitsu’s Ultra High Spec Smartphone and the K-Touch Treasure V8.

NVIDIA Delivers Quad-Core Performance in New HTC One X

BARCELONA, Spain—Feb. 26, 2012—NVIDIA today announced that its NVIDIA® Tegra® 3 mobile processor, the world’s only 4-PLUS-1™ quad-core processor, is powering the new HTC One™ X unveiled at Mobile World Congress. The smartphone represents the first collaboration between the two companies.

First Tegra-powered Smartphone Announced with NVIDIA’s Icera Modem Technology

SANTA CLARA, Calif.—Feb. 20, 2012—NVIDIA and ZTE today announced the ZTE Mimosa X, the first smartphone to be powered both by the NVIDIA ®Tegra ® application processor and its Icera® modem, which came to NVIDIA through its Icera acquisition in mid-2011.

NVIDIA’s 2012 GPU Technology Conference, One of the World’s Fastest-Growing Computational Science Events, Opens for Registration

SANTA CLARA, Calif.—Feb. 15, 2012 — NVIDIA today announced that registration is now open for its third GPU Technology Conference (GTC) in the U.S., one of the world’s fastest-growing events focused on computational science and visualization.

NVIDIA Joins Forces with HP to Free the Workstation from its Tower

SANTA CLARA, Calif.—Feb. 14, 2012 —The traditional workstation is being liberated for the first time from the bulky confines of its traditional tower, with the launch of the HP Z1 Workstation – which combines the world’s first all-in-one workstation with the high performance graphics and computing processing capabilities of NVIDIA® Quadro® professional graphics.

Major New NVIDIA CUDA Release Makes It Faster and Easier To Accelerate Scientific Research with GPUs

SANTA CLARA, Calif.—Jan. 26, 2012—NVIDIA today released a new version of its CUDA parallel computing platform, which will make it easier for computational biologists, chemists, physicists, geophysicists, other researchers, and engineers to advance their simulations and computational work by using GPUs.

NVIDIA Tegra 3 Processor to Power Audi’s Next-Gen Infotainment and Digital Instrument Clusters

Las Vegas — Jan 11, 2012—NVIDIA today announced that Audi AG has selected the NVIDIA® Tegra® 3 mobile processor to power in-vehicle infotainment systems – as well as new digital instrument clusters that replace traditional dashboard gauges – across its full line of vehicles worldwide, beginning in 2013.