New Platform Lets GPUs and FPGAs Use Intel Optane Memory Modules

New Platform Lets GPUs and FPGAs Use Intel Optane Memory Modules

Liqid, MemVerge, and Intel have developed a platform solution that allows to pool and orchestrate system memory and storage-class memory (SCM) like Intel Optane Persistent Memory (PMem) modules together and then use these ultra-large memory pools with CPUs, GPUs, FPGAs, and other accelerators. The solution supports not only existing PMems, but also future memory hardware from Intel, and upcoming CXL accelerators.  DRAM is fast,…

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DirectStorage Reduces 'Forspoken' Load Times to Less Than Two Seconds

DirectStorage Reduces ‘Forspoken’ Load Times to Less Than Two Seconds

Game developer Luminous Productions recently announced that its upcoming game, Forspoken, would be one of the first available titles supporting Microsoft’s DirectStorage technology. Today, Luminous’ Technical Director, Teppei Ono, took to a video partly published online to showcase the performance improvements one can expect from the usage of the new DirectStorage subsystem. Complex scenes made…

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Nvidia Streamline Aims to Simplify Developer Support for All Upscaling Algorithms

Nvidia Streamline Aims to Simplify Developer Support for All Upscaling Algorithms

As part of its series of revelations and announcements at GDC 2022, the green team today revealed Nvidia Streamline. In brief, this is a framework that Nvidia has devised to ease the integration of super-resolution technologies into games. Thankfully, Streamline is both open-source and can accommodate super-resolution technologies from diverse hardware and game engine vendors.…

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