I know very little about computer architecture, so please feel free to shoot
me down if what follow is complete nonsense.

GIMPS clients use the spare capacity of the primary processing resource within
any computer:- the CPU(s).  But most modern PCs have another component capable
of performing rapid and sophisticated calculations:- the GPU on the graphics
accelerator.  Is there any way that the GPU can be programmed to perform GIMPS
processing when otherwise not in use?  If this could be done, then it would
have the effect of turning every client computer into an multi-processor


Daran G.

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