Has the age of physics arrived?

Posted on Friday, May 26 2006 @ 07:18 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Via Arena has an editorial on whether the era of physics (or PhysX) has begun:
The advent of the 3D accelerator was nothing less than revolutionary. Yet this bold claim is the assertion of start up company AGEIA Technologies. John first met with AGEIA at E3 2004, when they were demonstrating in software mode. This year AGEIA are demonstrating retail solutions. They have successfully brought the world’s first physics processing unit (PPU) to market. John had another chance to sit down with Andy Hess, Director of Developer Marketing from AGEIA, at E3 2006. John provided me with the full Press Kit and an MP3 recording of that interview. He then conveniently hopped on a plane to Vegas for the annual “VIA Vegas” meeting of the VIA Arena forum moderators, leaving me to put together this article! (Half his luck!) All of the quotes in bold featured in this article were taken from John’s interview. The meeting put their technology into the perspective and gave good insight into the potential of the PPU.
You can read it over here.


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Thomas De Maesschalck

Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.



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