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i was thinking about how expensive all the new Gpu's are getting and all the new tech etc. and was wondering if it would be possible, even theoretically, to run a graphics server, so that all the rendering etc is done remotely by the server, and shuttled to and from the client. much in the same way as online gaming works already i suppose.
i have absolutely no idea if this would be possible, but i reckon if it was it would open up top end gaming graphics to a lot more folks.
answers on a postcard pls.........once you've all stopped laffing..LOL
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Originally Posted by bicolormoth
i was thinking about how expensive all the new Gpu's are getting and all the new tech etc. and was wondering if it would be possible, even theoretically, to run a graphics server, so that all the rendering etc is done remotely by the server, and shuttled to and from the client. much in the same way as online gaming works already i suppose.
i have absolutely no idea if this would be possible, but i reckon if it was it would open up top end gaming graphics to a lot more folks.
answers on a postcard pls.........once you've all stopped laffing..LOL
Its not a silly idea but imagine the bandwidth you will need to be able to send all that rendering to a client and you would have to have a massive backbone connection.
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you see........now you lost me, i'm happy to start a thread like this, but then i'll be one of the ppl who won't be able to follow the content. LOL
seriously though.......it might be the future........?
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Originally Posted by bicolormoth
you see........now you lost me, i'm happy to start a thread like this, but then i'll be one of the ppl who won't be able to follow the content. LOL
seriously though.......it might be the future........?
Oh well in the future then yeah it may happen.
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those graphics servers would cost LOADS tho, needs all the new developing and stuff... i wouldnt see the use of that as GPUs and CPUs just get smaller and smaller, its ok enough when you can fit the gpu in your case i think.
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Yeah you would need one powerfull CPU and GPU for all that graphical processing lol.
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The Playstation 3 supposedly will have this capability on-board. Here is an official quote from Playstation (Sony) on this ability:

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The heart of the Playstation3 will be a new chip (or rather chip set) developed by Sony, Toshiba, and IBM. The companies will collectively invest more than $400 million in the next five years to design a "supercomputer-on-a-chip" for the PS3. The name for this technology is "grid" (formerly called "cell") and appears to be targeted squarely at the possibilities of parallel and distributed computing over the internet. Grid computing is a variation of distributed computing, and presumably involves networked game machines sharing software, processing power and data.
SOURCE: HERE
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As a lan I could see that happening, but for the net no not yet at least. Mabey once fiber optics becomes more advanced like in 10-15yrs.
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We are the BORG ! and you will be assimilated into the collective GPU ..

No really it would be a grand idea but the delay the data transmission would be the achilles heel.
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