PTX is an assembly language created in 2009.
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Parallel Thread Execution (PTX, or NVPTX) is a pseudo-assembly language used in Nvidia's CUDA programming environment. The nvcc compiler translates code written in CUDA, a C++-like language, into PTX, and the graphics driver contains a compiler which translates the PTX into a binary code which can be run on the processing cores.. Read more on Wikipedia...
.shared .align 8 .b8 pbatch_cache; // define 15744 bytes, aligned to an 8-byte boundary