How to install CUDA 5.0 Toolkit in Ubuntu

This guide is based upon Ubuntu LTS 12.04, but same principles apply in 12.10 as well. Let’s start 1. Make sure you have a CUDA supported GPU You must have a nVIDIA GPU that supports CUDA, otherwise you can’t program in CUDA code. Here’s a list with the CUDA supported GPU models. 2. Install NVIDIA…

New GPU Benchmarks: Unigine Valley 1.0 & Heaven 4.0

Unigine is going to release two new GPU Benchmarks sometime during next week. Namely: Unigine Valley and Heaven 4.0. Both of them will be compatible with Windows, Linux and Mac OSX operating systems, 32bit and 64bit respectively. In our case, we would like to see the power of OpenGL 4.x support. New features:  SSDO (scene-space dimensional occlusion),…

Half-Life and Counter-Strike are available for Linux

I still remember myself trying to play Counter-Strike under Linux using WINE or Cedega. A couple years later, today, somebody told me that Valve releases both titles through Linux Steam client — beta no more. All you have to do is go to Steam, search for Counter-Strike and Half-Life, purchase them, download next, and frag ‘n kill.…