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NVIDIA Adds GPU Acceleration for OpenCV Application Development
September 23, 2010, 6:19 pm
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CUDA Support for OpenCV Paves the Way for New Mainstream Computer Vision-Based Applications, From Next-Generation Robotics to Safer Automobiles

SANTA CLARA, CA, Sep 23, 2010 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) — NVIDIA today announced CUDA support for OpenCV, the popular Computer Vision library used in developing advanced applications for the robotics, automotive, medical, consumer, security, manufacturing, and research fields.

With the addition of GPU acceleration to OpenCV, developers can run more accurate and sophisticated OpenCV algorithms in real-time on higher-resolution images while consuming less power. This will facilitate the development of scores of new, mainstream Computer Vision applications.

With thousands of developers and well over two million downloads to date, OpenCV is a popular Computer Vision library for the development of computational-intensive and powerful applications, many of which require robust real-time performance. For example, the new OpenCV depth calculation engine performs 5-10 times faster with GPU acceleration than with the equivalent CPU-only implementation.

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