Linked by David Adams on Wed 16th Nov 2011 18:54 UTC, submitted by rohan_p
Intel Intel is drumming up support for its latest 50-core Knights Corner and Xeon E5 server chips, which are key elements in the company's plans to scale performance while reducing power consumption moving toward an exascale supercomputer by 2018.
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RE[2]: trail gpu's
by JAlexoid on Thu 17th Nov 2011 10:56 UTC in reply to "RE: trail gpu's"
JAlexoid
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In addition non trivially parallel tasks kill the performance. In short if it's not a linear algorithm, the GPGPU will struggle to perform.
At least that is the fact in CUDA. AMD's Stream processing might be a bit different.

Add to that the overhead of transfering data from main RAM to GPU RAM(even if it's the physically the same thing).

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