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RandomControl: CUDA 6.5 Adoption, 32-bit Retirement
The makers of Arion renderer has announced that they will no longer be supporting 32-bit version of their rendering application, which only makes sense since probably just your grandmother is using 32-bit hardware these days. In addition, they have announced the adoption of CUDA 6.5, which means that the next builds of their products will feature explicit support for sm_50 architectures like NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 and others.
While we’re working on the upcoming Asa v2.7.x, AfR v2.7.x, and Af3 v3.0.x, we have decided to adopt CUDA 6.5. Fortunately, this time the transition between one version of CUDA and the next has been 100% seamless (thanks, nVidia!).
Because of this, the next builds of our products will feature explicit support for sm_50 architectures (i.e., 980 GTX and such), which should bring a tad of extra performance in those cards in particular.
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So long, 32-bit
Since probably ‘nobody’ in the field of high-end Computer Graphics is using 32-bit hardware anymore, this decision will have no effect on any of you. However, this will cut our build times in half, and will alleviate some development overhead here at RandomControl.
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