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|21st June 2008, 02:33||#1|
Supercomputing Power Hits the Desktop, Minus the Software
Nvidia's new GeForce GTX 280 graphics cards can be used in tandem, yielding boatloads of massively parallel computing power. Here, three graphics cards are installed on one motherboard.
Image: NVIDIA Corporation
The PC industry's two largest graphics companies released new top-of-the-line models this week. The new graphics processors will bring not just better videogame performance, but will also turn ordinary desktop PCs into the equivalent of supercomputers -- if programmers can figure out how to take advantage of the chips' massively parallel architectures.
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