TeraFLOP Computing feature

Posted on Wednesday, May 02 2007 @ 05:17 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
With the introduction of more generalised GPU architectures (GPGPUs), and Intel's Terascale research project, high-performance computing’s profile is on the increase. We throw away the crystal ball to find out what is really going on in the world of TeraFLOP Computing.

"Current CPUs provide a few GigaFLOPs of computation power, but are very general in their application. The TeraFLOP processing units shown off by Intel, along with current generation graphics cards from AMD and Nvidia that have GPGPU (General Purpose Graphics Processing Unit) functionality, all provide computation power far in excess of CPUs but their application is much more specialised."

Read on at Bit Tech.

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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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