[Beowulf] gpgpu

Gerry Creager gerry.creager at tamu.edu
Sat Aug 23 07:13:15 PDT 2008

Joe Landman wrote:
> Nifty niftyompi Mitch wrote:
>> On Fri, Aug 22, 2008 at 08:34:00PM -0400, Joe Landman wrote:
>>>> How long have people been doing gpgpu for?
>>> I remember hearing of people working on programming SGI Onyx 
>>> pipelines  in 1997 or so.  This was one of the US national labs.  Not 
>>> sure if there  was much before that.
>>> -- 
>>> Joseph Landman, Ph.D
>> Joe's date sounds about right.
>> There was a lot of exploration but for the most part the floating 
>> point engines in SGI pipelines were not ieee.    They were specialized 
>> to the GL and OpenGL code base not
>> general purpose computation.
>> In that time frame here was an SGI internal marketing T-shirt that 
>> Intel squashed....
>> The theme was "Attitude inside" inside a image invoking swoosh that 
>> the Intel
> I remember going to a meeting in Mtn View and hearing about that ... But 
> I thought that the one that was rejected was actually "Satan Inside".   
> I think a few were printed, somewhere.

I thought "Satan Inside" was a play on NetSaint network monitoring...

>> marketing folk had issue with.
> No doubt!

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