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

Vincent Diepeveen 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.
> Prentice
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