A Brief Introduction to GPGPU

Posted on Wednesday, Jul 11 2007 @ 07:16 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
General Purpose Computing on the Graphics Processing Unit is a growing market and has so far sparked significant industry interest. AMD, NVIDIA, and Intel are all creating GPGPU products, and with many corporations turning to high performance GPGPU systems with interest, the industry is also starting to pay much more attention to the GPGPU market. We take a look at exactly what is GPGPU, what its uses are, and why it is being used, in some cases over the CPU, for high performance computing.

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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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