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Apple The "Macs are too expensive" argument is one of the most tiresome and long-lived flamewars in internet history. Obviously, Apple makes a premium product and charges premium prices, and you can always find a computer from another vendor that seems to match or exceed specs that costs less. But if you look at Apple's Mac Pro line, and compare it not so much to other vendors, but to the past lineup of Mac Pros, you discover some very unpleasant truths that help explain why Apple is enjoying record earnings for their Mac line, but doing so to the detriment of some its most loyal and valuable customers.
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RE[2]: Computing has changed
by aaronb on Sun 8th Aug 2010 21:48 UTC in reply to "RE: Computing has changed"
aaronb
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2005-07-06

Sorry, computing will be CPU-bound for the next decade.


A lot of projects are now using GPUs for computing (As well as CPUs). ATI and Nvidia have added OpenCL to their drivers. OpenCL is not limited to MacOS X.

http://boinc.berkeley.edu/projects.php
http://www.nvidia.com/object/cuda_opencl_new.html
http://developer.amd.com/gpu/ATIStreamSDK/pages/TutorialOpenCL.aspx
http://www.khronos.org/opencl/

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