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http://www.zercustoms.com/news/BMW-A...-Graphics.html

I think its being used here as well...
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This is going to be a very interesting project. With the efficiency of Nvidia's GPUs and ARM's CPUs, it would make a great computer.

It doesn't matter if it isn't x86. With the majority of mainstream users using the computer only for emailing and surfing, the Tegra2 already provides more than enough for those people. And look at smartphones, more and more people have smartphones that provides that level of performance.

As for supercomputers, this could be huge. Since Nvidia is banking so heavily on CUDA and already putting their GPUs into supercomputers, it was only a matter of time before they use high efficiency ARM CPUs to link the GPUs together. With the GPUs doing practically all of the heavy duty number crunching, the ARM CPUs will serve to glue them together. The performance per watt rating will be extremely high for this type of supercomputer.
    
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Originally Posted by Cheetos316 View Post
This is going to be a very interesting project. With the efficiency of Nvidia's GPUs and ARM's CPUs, it would make a great computer.

It doesn't matter if it isn't x86. With the majority of mainstream users using the computer only for emailing and surfing, the Tegra2 already provides more than enough for those people. And look at smartphones, more and more people have smartphones that provides that level of performance.

As for supercomputers, this could be huge. Since Nvidia is banking so heavily on CUDA and already putting their GPUs into supercomputers, it was only a matter of time before they use high efficiency ARM CPUs to link the GPUs together. With the GPUs doing practically all of the heavy duty number crunching, the ARM CPUs will serve to glue them together. The performance per watt rating will be extremely high for this type of supercomputer.
Exactly.

Who needs a 6 core CPU drawing 125 watts, when all I need is a 2-4 core CPU drawing under half that? Or heck, who needs a sub-65 watt 4 core CPU when all I am doing with the CPU is running the linux kernal and keeping the GPU's fed with data? Use a 25 watt CPU for the kernal and handling any video, and let the GPU's crunch.

To be honest, except for the 10% of my time I spend playing a 5 year old game, 90% of my needs could be forfilled with my iphone's hardware (with bigger screen and better controls of course).

This will be sweet for laptops; the size of an ultra-thin Lenovo X300, yet with many hours and hours of battery life.
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It's still not x86. M$ my ass who cares. What about othes OSes?
Nobody in the thread said it was x86, so I'm not sure what your point was. And what do you mean who cares? This is huge news...oh and look, you're using Windows 7.
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many expected this
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many expected this
Indeed it certainly does not come as a surprise with the direction nvidia has been heading.It could mean great things for nvidia.Time to buy some stock.
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Indeed it certainly does not come as a surprise with the direction nvidia has been heading.It could mean great things for nvidia.Time to buy some stock gold/silver.
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Software will still have to be ported.
Windows 8 will have native ARM architecture support

Microsoft can only stay out of mobile computing for so long, these multicore ARMs will be their push back into it.
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Windows 8 will have native ARM architecture support

Microsoft can only stay out of mobile computing for so long, these multicore ARMs will be their push back into it.
That's the OS, not the software.

Software would still need to be ported; and that's assuming that all binaries will run on ARM.
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That's true, I'm hoping the next generation of Vistual Studio will have ARM support much the same way it gained x64 support to streamline porting. From what I've heard MS is pouring a lot into this.
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