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|14th June 2010, 21:48||#1|
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Tim Sweeney and Andrew Richards debate the future of graphics hardware
WHAT HAPPENS WHEN you get two very smart people, Tim Sweeney from Epic Games, and Andrew Richards from Codeplay, with diametrically opposed views together in the same room to talk about the future of graphics hardware? Easy, a debate. At GDC this year, that is exactly what SemiAccurate did, and through the magic of video cameras, you too can enjoy the spectacle.
It started out as any normal conversation at GDC would, talking to someone smarter than yourself about topics that they know in great depth. This time, I was talking to Andrew Richards about what new architectures he has his compilers working on. Codeplay makes compilers for chips that mere coding on drives many insane. The compilers autoparallelize C/C++ code, hiding architectural complexity from coders, theoretically making their job easy.