LucidLogix recently introduced Virtu, which is a Lucid GPU virtualization software. Virtu is designed for Intel Sandy Bridge platforms. Lucid Virtu helps computers dynamically balance the power-efficient, built-in media features of Sandy Bridge processor graphics with the high-end, DirectX 11 3D performance features of discrete GPUs, while significantly reducing the power drain of traditional entertainment desktops. The beta version of Lucid will be available in January 2011. The demo version of Lucid GPU virtualization software is available now for evaluation.
Carbon Design Systems unveiled virtual models for ARM Mali Graphic Processor Units (GPUs). The new Mali models represent the first in a new generation of ARM models from Carbon Design Systems. The built-in TLM-2.0 interface gives each model the flexibility for architectural exploration, firmware development and application software development. Mali models are available now from Carbon Design Systems.