[Beowulf] Microsofts trick - was AMD reveals potent parallel processing breakthrough
diep at xs4all.nl
Thu May 9 03:48:05 PDT 2013
It's the gamers that keep intel and AMD alive. They design
exclusively just for gamers their CPU's.
Any other functionality such as HPC is a side effect of the chip
being a good gamer chip.
I guess that's why they don't have 16 real cores yet at intel in
their CPU's and still are stuck at 8.
On May 9, 2013, at 3:45 AM, Prentice Bisbal wrote:
> 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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