[Openmcl-devel] Speed, compilers and multi-core processors

Raffael Cavallaro raffaelcavallaro at mac.com
Wed May 20 06:13:07 PDT 2009

On May 20, 2009, at 4:45 AM, Rainer Joswig wrote:

> 3) GPUs.    The LARGEST source of compute power for parallel  
> computation in desktop computers and even many laptops:
>      Graphic Processing Units.

tomshardware.com ran this a couple of days ago:


It's a summary of real-world results from apps using Nvidia's CUDA.  
For certain things, like video encoding, they're seeing a 4x speedup  
using the GPU over using the CPU. In addition, when they use the GPU,  
it leaves the CPU free for other tasks.



Raffael Cavallaro, Ph.D.
raffaelcavallaro at mac.com

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