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http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=OTQxMQ
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From the project page: "The idea behind KGPU is to treat the GPU as a computing co-processor for the operating system, enabling data-parallel computation inside the Linux kernel. This allows us to use SIMD (or SIMT in CUDA) style code to accelerate Linux kernel functionality, and to bring new functionality formerly considered too compute intensive into the kernel. Simply put, KGPU enables vector computing for the kernel."

Surprised they haven't tried this sooner.
post #2 of 34
Too bad it doesn't work on AMD/ATI cards. =(

Oh well, someone will probably build it eventually. Cool idea, though.
    
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Neat thing.
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That is really awesome.
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nvidia only


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This would be more interesting if they had an OpenCL version on top priority.
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post #7 of 34
Now that is an idea biggrin.gif I can definitely see super computers getting a speed boost from this depending on the application it is being used for. Rather ingenious really.


Another reason Linux is sweet biggrin.gif
 
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post #8 of 34
Pretty neat biggrin.gif

Now all we need is game compatibility tongue.gif
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sick of this nvidia only crap. be brand agnostic or go home.
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This is great really. They used co-processor way back. Why don't they just implement this in windows. I know they had a reason for ditching it before. But every little bit helps. Well I guess with Sandy Bridge and beyond it wouldn't matter that much. Its really hard to saturate 2600K at 4.8Ghz.
 
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