Interview with NVIDIA about Tesla

Posted on Saturday, Jul 05 2008 @ 12:30 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Beyond3D had an interview with NVIDIA General Manager GPU Computing Andy Keane about Tesla:
Hmm, and in the long-term then, in two or three years… are going to make Tesla-only chips?
Not at the moment, not at the moment… And the basic reason is the amount of R&D dollars that it takes to make a special chip, the manufacturing side (being able to amortize the manufacturing cost over many many chips)… Today, there are [nearly] no special chips [in the HPC industry][…], and even I would say Intel… their major chip is Xeon, which also shares a lot [with Core].

The market just isn't big enough in terms of volume right now?
Exactly, that's exactly the point.
Check it out over here.


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