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Author Topic: How GPU came to be used for general computation  (Read 2352 times)

Eóin

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How GPU came to be used for general computation
« on: March 18, 2010, 07:43 AM »
A very cool and interesting article from MS blogger Igor Ostrovsky.

The story of how GPU came to be used for high-performance computation is pretty cool. Hardware heavily optimized for graphics turned out to be useful for another use: certain types of high-performance computations. In this article, I will explore how and why this happened, and summarize the state of general computation on GPUs today.

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Re: How GPU came to be used for general computation
« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2010, 07:39 PM »
I bumped upon Igor's blog a few weeks ago, he has a couple of pretty OK things there :) - time to read the article.
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Re: How GPU came to be used for general computation
« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2010, 07:07 PM »
Interesting, but a bit beyond my level of education. :huh:

I liked the pretty video though. :Thmbsup: