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MS and NV seem pretty cozy lately.
Its not happening.... if they do... no, I forbid it. No way.

..... looks like I will be stuck with AMD.... god that sucks.

Hopefully we will have a 3rd manufacturer of GPUs rise up....
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post #22 of 151
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Its not happening.... if they do... no, I forbid it. No way.

..... looks like I will be stuck with AMD.... god that sucks.

Hopefully we will have a 3rd manufacturer of GPUs rise up....
I somehow cant imagine NVIDIA no longer making GFX cards, thats like Apple no longer making ipods and macbooks....
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post #23 of 151
it frightens me that both Nvidia and MSFT are pushing proprietary solution.s

Don't forget C++ is open source.
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Indeed i'd love to see more being done on GPU, theres just so much Raw power there that no-one is bothering to take advantage of
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post #26 of 151
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As long as this doesn't screw over ATi/AMD cards, I'm fine with this.
That is what NVIDIA would like you to think, but according to a different article, "Portability is also key to C++ AMP's goals – mixing and matching hardware from any vendor, and writing just one executable that you can run on a wide range of hardware."


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Well MS just killed CUDA for the most part. Nice that they are making it an open standard.
CUDA will still be used for HPC. If you spend millions on a room full of Teslas, you'll want to get the most performance possible from them, and "if you want to get the absolute best performance from one vendor's GPU, you will hardly be able to do better than that vendor's GPU stack." (quote taken from same article linked above)


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Originally Posted by Fr0sty View Post
and its one hell of a competing language supported by the biggest software company in the world ... not only that ... the biggest os maker in the world with the biggest consumer base ....


its win win for us ... we might see lots of gpu accelerated software popping up sooner or later ...
It sounds like most or all software will be gpu accelerated because MS is going to take all the work out of writing code to do it. Just write your program as you usually would, and the new compiler will adapt it to use gpus from any vendor. I bet MS has the clout to influence future design decisions by AMD and NVIDIA to optimize their mainstream gpu hardware for C++ AMP (but expect NVIDIA to continue to develop CUDA for HPC apps and tune some portion of their hardware for that instead).
Edited by willis888 - 6/15/11 at 10:02pm
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How about CUDA dies, nvidia adopts DirectCompute and starts using open standards? CUDA and PhysX would be so awesome if they were open.
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Indeed i'd love to see more being done on GPU, theres just so much Raw power there that no-one is bothering to take advantage of
Umm ever heard of folding?
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Umm ever heard of folding?
That thing I do with my clothes when piling them up on my floordrobe?
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This+APUs=nVidia's dead in the mainstream PC department. Their only future is with Tegra based devices and maybe Tesla/Quadro boards.
Good thing for nVidia that the mainstream PC department is on its way out.

the future will consist of tablets and an interconnected cloud which will do whatever heavy lifting may be required by the tablets. The tablets will be powered by Tegra and the cloud will be powered by Tesla
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