Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 19th Mar 2010 13:00 UTC, submitted by Jim Lynch
General Development "With chip makers continuing to increase the number of cores they include on each new generation of their processors, perhaps it's time to rethink the basic architecture of today's operating systems, suggested Dave Probert, a kernel architect within the Windows core operating systems division at Microsoft."
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RE[2]: Comment by twitterfire
by twitterfire on Fri 19th Mar 2010 23:36 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by twitterfire"
twitterfire
Member since:
2008-09-11

I think that when we are watching flash videos on youtube, listen to mp3s, play movies, using some compression or cryptography software, we make heavy use of SIMD instructions and vector arithmetics. So why not use some GPU muscle?

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PlatformAgnostic Member since:
2006-01-02

True. We should have a model where people can offload that work to the GPU. We're starting down that road (DXVA for video, DirectCompute for more generic stuff). We try doing our best.

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RE[3]: Comment by twitterfire
by Morgan on Sun 21st Mar 2010 02:31 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by twitterfire"
Morgan Member since:
2005-06-29

Adobe is doing just that, starting with Nvidia chipsets. It's Windows only for now (as far as I know anyway), but it looks promising.

http://www.nvidia.com/object/io_1243934217700.html

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RE[4]: Comment by twitterfire
by ebasconp on Sun 21st Mar 2010 06:49 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by twitterfire"
ebasconp Member since:
2006-05-09

Is not OpenCL a standard to do exactly that and Snow Leopard the first OS that implements such standard?

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