[Beowulf] gpgpu

Joe Landman landman at scalableinformatics.com
Sat Aug 23 08:48:55 EDT 2008


Nifty niftyompi Mitch wrote:
> On Fri, Aug 22, 2008 at 08:34:00PM -0400, Joe Landman wrote:
>>> How long have people been doing gpgpu for?
>> I remember hearing of people working on programming SGI Onyx pipelines  
>> in 1997 or so.  This was one of the US national labs.  Not sure if there  
>> was much before that.
>>
>> -- 
>> Joseph Landman, Ph.D
> 
> Joe's date sounds about right.
> 
> There was a lot of exploration but for the most part the floating point engines in SGI 
> pipelines were not ieee.    They were specialized to the GL and OpenGL code base not
> general purpose computation.
> 
> In that time frame here was an SGI internal marketing T-shirt that Intel squashed....
> The theme was "Attitude inside" inside a image invoking swoosh that the Intel

I remember going to a meeting in Mtn View and hearing about that ... 
But I thought that the one that was rejected was actually "Satan 
Inside".   I think a few were printed, somewhere.

> marketing folk had issue with.

No doubt!



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