systems are used for applications like simulating nuclear blasts, uncovering oil and gas deposits, and running financial models.
Nvidia's intentions are hardly surprising; the company has been playing up the G80's 128 "stream processors" since the GeForce 8800 launch last year, and it released a software development kit for its general-purpose computing application programming interface—CUDA—back in February. According to TheStreet.com, Nvidia expects the introduction of a dedicated general-purpose graphics processor to help its professional business group grow from a $500 million business to a $1 billion operation by mid-2009.
NVIDIA prepping G80-based GPU computing card
Posted on Wednesday, Apr 04 2007 @ 01:15 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck