Friday, June 1, 2012

Hacking video cards is "fantasy"

One of the gripes and rips I hear by "nerds" on my book "Houdini scientist" is that you can't hack video cards and use them as a powerful parallel co-proccessor for computers.


This supercomputer was built on the power of video chips for China.

And then there's this...

And this...

What most misunderstand is that, today, graphics cards Are a computer all unto themselves. The GPU is powerful, fast, and has Mega and gigabytes of built in memory. Its the little computer inside the big computer and 99.99% of the time its in idle.

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