Originally Posted by Rookie1337
Alright I wasn't saying there isn't a point...I'm just wondering if it's a worthwhile thing to use and even if normal consumers (aka those that just need "dumb terminals" AKA pad/tablets). I mean the last time I used CUDA (like 2-3years ago) was for video conversions and the quality was crap (multiple conversion suites). I haven't read any reviews that said the quality has improved but I'd like too.
Now...you use in your media creation and say that it does "introduce noise"...do you do this for professional work or just some personal stuff? Also...why is that CUDA seems to introduce those "bad" things like we both just mentioned?
Depending on the software, I might "use CUDA" for professional stuff (Adobe CS ~4-5.5 for instance), but that's as supplemental acceleration. It speeds up the workflow a little, and makes things smoother and more pleasant
to work with, but doesn't really replace CPU processing (but by letting the CPU do the heavy lifting, there is no downside).
Most of the time when you completely replace CPU with CUDA (video encoding and fractal rendering comes to mind), you usually get some noise, or poorer visual quality compression, etc. I can't really tell you why for sure, cause I don't have any proof, but I do have a few speculations which mostly boil down to two factors - speed and precision.
Originally Posted by DuckieHo
Is Python that easy? (I'm coming from a Java, C++, shell scripting, and Perl background)
In the long-run.... any problem that can be heavily multi-threaded should be heavily multi-threaded. Consumer computing is moving back towards cloud/mainframe/server loads.... and these defeinitely are multi-threaded.
The future is manycore processing simply because single-threaded performance does not scale as well.
Totally agree about multicore.
As for Python.. yeah it kinda is. I mean, you still need to understand programming, and how to thinks logically and what not, but the general impression one gets from doing from C-like/java is "wow, this just... works!". Can't really comment on perl though.Edited by Zero4549 - 3/18/13 at 10:18am