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HP Adds NVIDIA Quadro GPU-Accelerated Plug-in for Adobe Creative Suite 4 Users to Workstation Lineup

By DE Editors

HP will make Elemental Accelerator available for NVIDIA Quadro plug-in for Adobe Creative Suite 4 users as an option on the company’s family of workstations.

Now available on the full line of HP workstations—including HP Z Workstations—the NVIDIA CUDA-based Elemental Accelerator 2.0 plug-in software for NVIDIA Quadro GPUs delivers further performance benefits when working with Adobe Premiere Pro CS4.

By leveraging the CUDA parallel computing architecture, the new plug-in software offloads H.264 video encoding to the Quadro GPU, enabling Adobe Premiere Pro CS4 users to experience a performance increase of up to 11 times when compared to CPU-only video encoders, according to the company.

“NVIDIA, HP and Adobe have worked side by side to ensure CS4 users can get the best possible performance,” said Jeff Brown, general manager, Professional Solutions, NVIDIA. “The massively parallel processing power of NVIDIA GPUs lets creative professionals be more creative.”

With an HP workstation equipped with a Quadro GPU, CS4 users can take advantage of its GPU-accelerated functionality and receive optimal application performance across the CS4 family of applications including: Adobe Premiere Pro, After Effects, Flash and Photoshop.

Elemental Accelerator 2.0 plug-in software works in conjunction with NVIDIA Quadro FX 1800, 3800, 4800, and 5800 GPUs. It is available on the HP Z800, Z600, Z400, xw4600, and xw9400 workstations.

For more information, visit HP.

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