Windows 8 and 8.1 Forums


DirectCompute lecture series kickoff!

  1. #1

    DirectCompute lecture series kickoff!


    Hello again! Today, we are very excited to announce the DirectCompute Lecture Series. This video series is intended to provide you with information, tips and insights into developing DirectCompute applications. A component of DirectX, DirectCompute is Microsoft’s GPGPU programming solution that enables you to utilize the GPU for general purpose computing on Windows.

    GPUs are useful for purposes other than graphics. As such, the need for APIs to harness their potential has grown rapidly over the last several years. At Microsoft, we have developed DirectCompute in response to this need. Because it can run on all DirectX 11 hardware and most DirectX 10.1 hardware, you can safely use DirectCompute for core application functionality across many customer segments. As part of the Direct3D API, DirectCompute can be seamlessly integrated with games, CAD tools, and other graphic applications.

    Furthermore, the integration with Direct3D makes DirectCompute an attractive choice for any scientific computing applications that require data visualization. The Compute Shader Extensions library provides access to high-performance implementations of common computing algorithms, such as parallel prefix reduction and multi-dimensional fast Fourier transform.

    In the opening video lecture, Robert Hess hosts a round table discussion of thought leaders in parallel computing. More lectures will follow regarding DirectCompute, developing DirectCompute applications, and tips for optimizing performance and integrating the DirectCompute data into the graphics pipeline.

    As a part of this series, we will continue to release lectures presented by developers - some of which will address key parallel programming scenarios. The series will begin with high-level topics common to most DirectCompute scenarios, and continue into deeper lectures that examine more complex problems and algorithms.

    If you are interested in doing some GPU computing, look for our video lectures here. More lectures will be posted here as they become available.

    Happy coding!


    More...

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2


    ummm.....interested, i am........ADD, i have.........how many questions do i get to ask?
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

DirectCompute lecture series kickoff!

Similar Threads
Thread Forum
ATI R9 200 Series
Hey guys, Hope you're all well, been a while since I was posting. However hope you can help me here. I recently purchased a new ATI R9 200 series. However when outputting through HDMI the speakers make a 'clicking' sound. It's not rhythmic or in time with anything on the screen. I have the...
Graphic Cards
Dragon Age Series
Anybody else ever played any of the games? I own Dragon Age Collectors edition and Dragon Age II and I like the game a lot. I have nearly 500 hours on Origins by itself and about 150 on Dragon Age II. The new game coming out Inquisition is going to be promising as well. Anybody else planning...
Gaming
Gateway xs2110G series
dual boot adding win 7 will not work Gateway drivers set up only for win 8 True?
Customization
Has anybody upgraded Lenovo Ideapad (Y-Series) to Win 8?
I have a Lenovo Ideapad Y570 (Windows 7, 64 bit, i7 Core). I also have a license key (and an installation disk) to upgrade this laptop computer to Win 8. I want to do this upgrade soon, but am not sure what will happen to the special Lenovo programs and functions which came pre-installed with the...
General Support
Classic Old British TV series DVD's
Hi there to everybody who is getting totally fed up with modern TV with its mindless sets of "Reality Shows",endless puerile quiz games and incredibily awful "Celebs" -- you can take a "Blast into the past" by getting some excellent DVD's from British TV when plots were written by people who...
Chillout Room
Weird Bug with Fallout Series
I'm running Windows 8 Consumer Preview 64 Bit. Basically all my games work great except my favorites, Fallout 3 and Fallout New Vegas(steam). Both games load the launcher where I can play with settings options and see the DLC's I have for the game, but when I try to run the game the screen either...
Gaming
Windows Recession Sweepstakes #1: Kickoff!
More...
Windows 8 News

Eight Forums Android App Eight Forums IOS App Follow us on Facebook