C++ AMP Debugger and WARP Accelerator Support on Windows 7

Thursday, March 28, 2013 – 9:25 PM

Debugging and WARP accelerator support is now available on Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 RC2 with the Platform Update for Windows 7. The following blog posts outline how to use these:

This is great news for developers who are on Windows 7 and want to either develop on it or have their application fall back to WARP on customers’ Windows 7 machines without a C++ AMP capable GPU.

I lobbied the product team on this one as lots of readers asked both myself and Kate about it. Looks like they and the DirectX team got it done. Really happy to see that it’s actually happened and within six months of the Visual Studio 2012 release.

In other news NVidia have added support for hardware debugging. You can read about how to enable this on the C++ AMP team’s blog too:

Things are really looking up for GPU development on Windows.

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