On Thursday 13 January 2005 12:28, Arnt Karlsen wrote:
> On Wed, 12 Jan 2005 21:30:23 -0500, Ampere wrote in message
>
> <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>:
> > On January 12, 2005 08:18 pm, Arnt Karlsen wrote:
> > > ..these guys use GPU's as math engines?
> >
> > Why not?  It makes sense.
> >
> > As a classmate of mine pointed out: the GPU is just a chip
> > for matrix manipulations.
>
> ..aye.  I'm just wondering how much work we can yank off the
> Control Process Unit and dump onto these General Purpose
> processing Unit_s_.  ;-)

This reminds me of some stuff I read about dsp processors, about 
ten years ago.  Nothing in depth but iirc the effective 
processing speeds were of the order of several GHz then, with 
corresponding flop rates.

It certainly caused a raised an eyebrow when I read it:)

LeeE

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