[Beowulf] Vector coprocessors
m.janssens at opencfd.co.uk
Thu Mar 16 10:16:31 EST 2006
> The video card folks can do this because
> a) each successive generation of cards is derived from the past, so the
> NRE is lower.. most of the card (and IC) is the same
> b) they have truly gargantuan volumes
> c) they have sales from existing products to provide cash to support the
> development of version N+1.
And you can ofcourse use the video card's processors to do generic
numbercrunching. See e.g.
Don't know how e.g. the 16 vertex units on a mainstream graphics card
compare to the clearspeed processing units.
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