Games programmers play

First Published in Automated Trader Magazine Issue 13 Q2 2009

One day, memories will be made of this. David Yip investigates the use of high-speed gaming GPUs to replace today’s CPUs for high-speed processing.

Here's an idea. You can use the computing power of a Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) to speed up software applications by fifty times, at low cost. Unlike CPUs, which are fast approaching their physical limitations, GPUs have been advancing technologically year on year, due to the ever increasing demands of the gaming industry (the need for faster frame rates and more realistic images, and so on) , to the point that they can deliver much more than just the graphics computations for which they were d

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