Nvidia To Produce CPU's?
"Nvidia has apparently poured US$3 million into a tiny Canadian outfit called Acceleware Corp. Want to know why? Read on to find out more..."
Published: 24th January 2007 | Source: The Inquirer |24/01/07
Source: The Inquirer
Apparently Nvidia has just poured US$3 million dollars into a tiny Canadian outfit called Acceleware Corp , based in Calgary.
|Acceleware is heavily involved in high-performance computing tasks acceleration using Nvidia GPUs, mainly for the electromagnetic (cellphone, microwave, IC), seismic (oil exploration), biomedical, industrial and military markets. They argue that, for many of these apps, the acceleration possible on specific tasks can reach between 10x and 40x - and that was on accelerator cards similar to the old 7900GTX. The new G80 generation should provide further boost.|
Up to now, Acceleware' approach was quite different from companies like PeakStream, who provide affordable (in fact, trial versions are free) numerical libraries to offload any suitable user tasks to the (mostly ATI, soon Nvidia too) GPUs.
Acceleware sells comparatively expensive, guaranteed turnkey solutions for ritzy clients, either software bundles with the card, or a complete AMD or Intel-based multiprocessor workstations with large memory and up to four accelerator cards.
With the assistance of Acceleware, Nvidia can start focusing on the general-purpose integer portion - fixing the X86 execution compatibility. And the next step possibly, towards having its own ultrafast CPU solution soon.
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