A very specialized but completely open source CUDA-like program for image manipulation

Subject: General Tech | May 30, 2012 - 09:11 AM |
Tagged: CUDA, open source, opengl

Hack a Day linked to a program that could be of great use for anyone who manipulates and processes images, or anyone who wants to be able to make fractals very quickly.  Utilizing the OpenGL Shader Language Reuben Carter developed a command line tool that processes images using NVIDIA GPUs.  As we have talked about in the past on PC Perspective, GPUs are much better at this sort of parallel processing than a traditional CPU or the CPU portion on modern processors.  Below is one obvious use of this program, the quick creation of complex fractals but this program can also process pre-exisiting images.  Edge detection, colour transforms and perhaps even image recognition tasks can be completed with his software at a much faster speed than CPU bound image manipulation programs.  If you are in that field, or looking to decorate your dorm room,  you should grab his software via the GitHub link in the article.

View Full Size

"If you ever need to manipulate images really fast, or just want to make some pretty fractals, [Reuben] has just what you need. He developed a neat command line tool to send code to a graphics card and generate images using pixel shaders. Opposed to making these images with a CPU, a GPU processes every pixel in parallel, making image processing much faster."

Here is some more Tech News from around the web:

Tech Talk

 

 

Source: Hack a Day
July 22, 2012 | 03:42 AM - Posted by Alvaro (not verified)

hey there and thank you for your info ? I have certainly picked up anything new from right here.
I did on the other hand experience some technical issues the use of this website, as I experienced to reload the
site many times previous to I may get it to load properly.
I had been considering in case your web host is OK? Not that I'm complaining, however sluggish loading instances occasions will often affect your placement in google and can damage your quality score if advertising and marketing with Adwords. Anyway I'm adding this RSS to my email and can look out for much extra of your respective exciting content. Make sure you update this again soon..
Feel free to visit my site; java games

Post new comment

The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.
  • Allowed HTML tags: <a> <em> <strong> <cite> <code> <ul> <ol> <li> <dl> <dt> <dd> <blockquote><p><br>
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.

More information about formatting options

By submitting this form, you accept the Mollom privacy policy.