[Beowulf] Microsofts trick - was AMD reveals potent parallel processing breakthrough

Joe Landman landman at scalableinformatics.com
Wed May 8 06:42:30 PDT 2013

On 5/8/13 8:55 AM, atchley tds.net wrote:


> Also, sales of all consoles are down. The new Wii has hardly made a 
> blip in the market. Some speculate that the era of consoles is past 
> given how many people game on their phones and tablets.

The death of the console has been a nearly constant prediction for the 
last 15-20 years.  I heard it back when OpenGL Doom came out, and 
various folks predicted that packaged software would be the end of 
consoles as we know it.

Hence I tend to be skeptical on this possibility, though I have to say, 
I am seeing many more people playing games on their pads and phones.  I 
think the consoles will adapt, and you'll see the phones become 
controllers to hook into consoles.

Tangential to this, I've got lots of apps for my iPhone/iPad that 
interact with my Roku.  Something tells me that using the phones/pads as 
interfaces to the games is coming soon if its not here now.  I don't 
expect to see all out replacement, more like coopetition.

> Scott
> _______________________________________________
> Beowulf mailing list, Beowulf at beowulf.org sponsored by Penguin Computing
> To change your subscription (digest mode or unsubscribe) visit http://www.beowulf.org/mailman/listinfo/beowulf

Joseph Landman, Ph.D
Founder and CEO
Scalable Informatics, Inc.
email: landman at scalableinformatics.com
web  : http://scalableinformatics.com
phone: +1 734 786 8423 x121
cell : +1 734 612 4615

-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <http://www.beowulf.org/pipermail/beowulf/attachments/20130508/2603bf7d/attachment.html>

More information about the Beowulf mailing list