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Oct/10

27

What is New

Field Forge™ Field Forge™ brings massively parallel processing (MPP) to PostgreSQL’s current single-threaded sessions. Field Forge™ utilizes the MPP power of the Kappa framework. Version 1.5.0 of the Kappa framework is now available. Version 1.5.0 is now available on the Download pages. See the Changelog for details. To use Kappa version 1.5.0, please make sure [...]

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Sep/10

15

Kappa Price Increase

Kappa Price Increase As of November 1, 2010, the license prices for Kappa will significantly increase. Customers who have purchased license upgrades for Kappa prior to November 1, 2010 will have their existing licenses valued according to the new prices. The Free Kappa license will still be free and the other current Kappa license types [...]

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Sep/10

15

Kappa for Macintosh is now available

Kappa for the Macintosh is now available Version 1.3.2 of Kappa is now available for Macintosh OS/X. Universal binaries for i386 and x86_64 are provided. Although i386 and x86_64 universal binaries are provided, 64 bit (and therefore all language bindings and keywords) is not working (see CUDA SDK Release Notes in the Mac OSX Installation [...]

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In this quick start guide, it should be apparent that Kappa makes things simple but that it is a superset of the CUDA runtime. Kappa gives access to the CUDA driver functionality–see the Kappa User Guide and the Kappa Reference Manual for details. Kappa does not need the NVIDA SDK and does not need the [...]

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Aug/10

6

Kappa Bottom Line

This is a little discussion about the cost of your company implementing the functionality and speed contained in the Kappa Library. Let us start by assuming, if you hire or use your programmers to implement the functionality and speed that you would get by buying the Kappa library, that your cost for each programmer’s hour [...]

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Jul/10

22

Changes for Kappa Version 1.5.0

Change log Version 1.5.0 Version 1.4.0 Version 1.3.2 Version 1.3.1 Version 1.3.0 Version 1.2.0 Version 1.5.0 Changes Fixed Windows distribution to work better on 64 bit Windows. Update for compatibility with Field Forge™. Added NullMasks. !GetNullMask and SetNullMask keywords. Added RECOMPILE=true and NVCC_OPTIONS=string to !Cuda/Module. Added !Kappa/Routine -> Load(‘routine’,’shared_library’); immediate keyword. Fixed two argument form [...]

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Kappa Quick Start Guide for Linux

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In this quick start guide, it should be apparent that Kappa makes things simple but that it is a superset of the CUDA runtime. Kappa gives access to the CUDA driver functionality–see the Kappa User Guide and the Kappa Reference Manual for details. Kappa does not need the NVIDA SDK and does not need the [...]

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The NVIDIA Driver version 256.XX or higher is needed for all CUDA 3.1software–including Kappa version 1.3 or higher. The NVIDIA Driver version 195.36.15 or higher is needed for all CUDA 3.0 software–including Kappa versions 1.0 – 1.2. You will need the appropriate rpm files from the Psi Lambda Download/Kappa for Linux. Import Psi Lambda LLC [...]

Ubuntu versions 8.10 and 9.04 Ubuntu versions 8.10 and 9.04 can still run Kappa and, if the proper versions of the Apache Portable Runtime are installed (1.4.2 for APR and 1.3.9 for APR-UTIL), then they should have complete functionality with the Kappa SQL keyword. NVIDIA Driver NOTE: the Ubuntu NVIDIA driver is probably not sufficent–The [...]

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