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Viewpoint: Mass GPUs, not CPUs for EDA simulations

4/9/2009 08:00 PM EDT
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mark_w
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re: Viewpoint: Mass GPUs, not CPUs for EDA simulations
mark_w   7/1/2009 8:12:41 PM
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the article states " ... (w)ith this upgrade, computer applications, including EDA tools, get access to a processor that can compute at 1 teraflop. The leading multicore CPU can only deliver 100 gigaflops. This gives the GPU a 10x performance advantage over the CPU." The flops part of teraflops/gigaflops are floating point operations per second. Do you have evidence that this is an incorrect statement?

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martinm_de   4/15/2009 8:38:54 AM
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Wouldn't it be cheaper to design a PCB full of FPGAs? At least, you don't depend on any business plan or roadmap from GPU companies. SInce I guess that GPUs have no floating point arithmetic built in, the number of applications which can be ported to a GPU is limited.

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