SGI CEO Mark Barrenechea revealed his company is looking forward to integrating GPUs into high-performance computing platforms to take advantage of the advances in GPGPU computing:
Chief executive officer of Silicon Graphics International said that his company was working with developers of graphics processing units (GPUs) over integration of graphics chips into its server and high-performance computing platforms. This is one of the first time when leading makers of servers express claim that general purpose computing on GPUs (GPGPU) is the future of computing.
“The GPU is not just for gamers anymore. SGI believes there is an enormous customer benefit to incorporating the GPU into its core platforms for both computational acceleration and for visualization. This is why we are now focusing more R&D investment into advancing GPU products by means of its integration into our core platforms and applying these products to real-world problems,” said Mark Barrenechea, chief executive officer of SGI.