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NVIDIA GPU Computing SDK 4.2

What is NVIDIA GPU Computing SDK?  (from NVIDIA)

The NVIDIA GPU Computing SDK provides hundreds of code samples, white papers, to help you get started on the path of writing software with CUDA C/C++ or DirectCompute. The SDK code samples covers a wide range of applications and techniques.


NVIDIA GPU Computing SDK 4.2 is a software program developed by NVIDIA. The primary executable is named browser.exe. The setup package generally installs about 47 files. Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 10. While about 50% of users of NVIDIA GPU Computing SDK come from the United States, it is also popular in Russia and Taiwan.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: developer.nvidia.com/gpu-computing-sdk
Installation folder: C:\ProgramData\NVIDIA Corporation\NVIDIA GPU Computing SDK 4.2
Uninstaller: RunDll32 C:\Program Files2\COMMON~1\INSTAL~1\PROFES~1\RunTime\09\01\Intel32\Ctor.dll,LaunchSetup "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{3

Program filesFiles installed by NVIDIA GPU Computing SDK 4.2

Program executable:browser.exe
Name:NVIDIA GPU Computing SDK Browser
Path:C:\ProgramData\nvidia corporation\nvidia gpu computing sdk 4.2\sdk browser\browser.exe
Additional files:
  • cufft32_42_9.dll - NVIDIA Windows XP CUDA 4.2.9 FFT Library (NVIDIA CUDA FFT Library, Version 4.2.9)
  • cufft64_42_9.dll
  • cusparse32_42_9.dll - NVIDIA CUDA 4.2.9 SPARSE BLAS Library (NVIDIA CUDA SPARSE BLAS Library, Version 4.2.9)
  • cusparse64_42_9.dll
  • cublas32_42_9.dll - NVIDIA CUDA 4.2.9 BLAS Library (NVIDIA CUDA BLAS Library, Version 4.2.9)
  • cublas64_42_9.dll
  • curand32_42_9.dll - NVIDIA CUDA 4.2.9 RAND Library (NVIDIA CUDA RAND Library, Version 4.2.9)
  • curand64_42_9.dll
  • npp32_42_9.dll - NVIDIA CUDA 4.2.9 NPP Library (NVIDIA CUDA NPP Library, Version 4.2.9)
  • npp64_42_9.dll
  • cudart32_42_9.dll - NVIDIA CUDA 4.2.9 Runtime (NVIDIA CUDA Runtime, Version 4.2.9)
  • cudart64_42_9.dll
  • cutil32.dll
  • cutil32D.dll
  • alignedTypes.exe
  • asyncAPI.exe
  • AxSHDocVw.dll
  • bandwidthTest.exe
  • bicubicTexture.exe
  • bilateralFilter.exe
  • binomialOptions.exe
  • BlackScholes.exe
  • boxFilter.exe
  • clock.exe
  • concurrentKernels.exe
  • convolutionFFT2D.exe
  • convolutionSeparable.exe
  • convolutionTexture.exe
  • cppIntegration.exe
  • cudaDecodeD3D9.exe
  • cudaDecodeGL.exe
  • cudaEncode.exe
  • cuinj32_42.dll
  • cuinj64_42.dll
  • cutil64.dll
  • cutil64D.dll
  • freeglut.dll - Freeglut OpenGL Utility Toolkit
  • glew32.dll - The OpenGL Extension Wrangler Library
  • glew64.dll
  • ldecod.exe
  • marchingCubes.exe
  • Microsoft.mshtml.dll - Assembly imported from type library MSHTML
  • MsHtmHstInterop.dll - Assembly imported from type library MsHtmHstInterop
  • rtpdump.exe
  • SHDocVw.dll - Assembly imported from type library SHDocVw
  • volumeRender.exe

How do I remove NVIDIA GPU Computing SDK?

You can uninstall NVIDIA GPU Computing SDK from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program NVIDIA GPU Computing SDK 4.2, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove NVIDIA GPU Computing SDK.

Win 7 (SP1) 90%
Win 10 10%
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%
United States

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 90.48%
Windows 10 9.52%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 33.33%
Windows 7 Home Premium 23.81%
Windows 7 Professional 19.05%
Windows 7 Enterprise 14.29%
Windows 8.1 Pro 4.76%
Windows 8.1 Pro with Medi... 4.76%

Distribution by countryGeography

50.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 50.00%
  Russia 6.25%
  Taiwan 6.25%
  Austria 3.13%
  Australia 3.13%
  Canada 3.13%
  Chile 3.13%
  Czech Republic 3.13%
  Estonia 3.13%
  United Kingdom 3.13%
  Iran 3.13%
  Korea 3.13%
  Poland 3.13%
  Romania 3.13%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 18.75%
Samsung 18.75%
Acer 12.50%
MSI 6.25%
Intel 6.25%
Hewlett-Packard 6.25%
ASUS 6.25%
Common models
Samsung RC420/RC520/RC720 7.14%
Samsung 300V3A/300V4A/300... 7.14%
Micro-Star Co., Ltd. GT60... 7.14%
Gigabyte Z68XP-UD4 7.14%
Gigabyte Z68MA-D2H-B3 7.14%


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Publisher URL: www.nvidia.com


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