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

Prentice Bisbal prentice.bisbal at rutgers.edu
Wed May 8 18:45:50 PDT 2013

On 05/08/2013 09:42 AM, Joe Landman wrote:
> 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.

Things like this always go in cycles. After the Atari 2600, consoles 
weren't very popular for quite a few years until the NES came out and 
resurrected the market. The gaming market really came back to life, 
though, when the PS1 crashed the party in 1995.

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