Nvidia plans to bring GPU acceleration to security scans

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  1. HardwareHeaven

    HardwareHeaven Administrator Staff Member

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    We all know how painful a virus scan can be, especially some of the automated ones that can occur at the most inconvenient times (if you don't bother setting them up!).

    Nvidia told Driverheaven this morning that they plan on speeding up the virus scan process by offloading the workload to the graphics processor. The only issue is obviously getting the software developer to create the anti virus application via CUDA - which is a C programming based work environment which directly utilises the graphics processor.

    It is a great idea in theory, but whether it comes to fruitition right now is anyone's guess.

    Allan Campbell: Heaven Media
     
  2. craig5320

    craig5320 Well-Known Member

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    Seems like a bright idea, GPU's should be utilised in this way for lots of applications. You have the resources in your PC so why not use it to boost performance.
     
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    Judas Obvious Closet Brony Pony

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    the more work being offload and spanned across anything that can do work.. the more efficient things will be..
     
  4. ET3D

    ET3D Hopeless Dreamer

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    It's a nice idea, but I hope that CUDA will go the way of 3dfx's Glide. Open standards are a lot better for the consumer.
     

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