Thursday, October 01, 2009

GPU News

Since I've now co-authored a paper on GPUs, I'm now "in-the-loop" (thanks to my co-author John Owens) on the news of NVIDIA's announcement of its "next generation" of GPUs, code-named Fermi. (To be out in 2010? Competitors are Intel's Larrabee and AMD's Evergreen.) Some articles on it are : Ars Technica, the Tech Report, PC Perspective. I'm still trying to figure out what it all means, myself, but it seems like there's a future in figuring out how to do high-performance computing (algorithms, data structures) on GPU-style chips. Expect more workshops of this type (Uzi Vishkin's workshop on theory + mulit-core from earlier this year).

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