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9/22/2010 10:36 AM EDT
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docdivakar
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docdivakar   10/4/2010 6:23:16 AM
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@DrDSP, the GPU usage in servers is also driven by high performance computing, as I commented elsewhere in EE Times. About two weeks ago at Ansys User Conference in Santa Clara, I saw a a quad processor server with 4 GPU's (NVidia's Tesla) that showed some screaming performance for high end simulations. Dell, IBM and even lesser known names (Mercury?, Appro?, etc) are all beginning to use Nvidia's Tesla M2050 in multicore multiprocessor servers mother boards. How ever, problem with GPU's is the heat dissipation that adds to the cooling costs of the server chassis. There may be a business case for integrating GPU functions in CPU's but for higher bandwidth computing, products like Tesla, Tegra are going to have a longer shelf life in servers. This trend is already well supported by the shift to cloud computing in many enterprises. Dr. MP Divakar

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Mxv   9/24/2010 5:43:56 PM
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There's no imagination evident in this market space. Die shrinks, and more cores is the order of the day. These companies need to work on making PCs easier to use and program. Improve the man-machine interface. Use 3D to create immersive environments. Make it so easy my mother use it. Then we'll see some real growth.

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DrFPGA   9/24/2010 5:40:37 PM
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The GPU market seems to be driven by the high performance gaming segment. This segment will only go for an integrated solution if it offers the best performance. Can an integrated solution even get close to an add-on device?

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qwerty5   9/22/2010 4:29:57 PM
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NVidia should just acquire Imagination Technologies. It is the most widely used GFX core on cell-phones.

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rick merritt   9/22/2010 3:11:28 PM
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I have not heard of Nvidia licensing its GPU cores for use on anyone else's processors, but 2011 will be a big year for heterogeneous processors from Intel, AMD and others--so this will be an important space to watch.

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garydpdx   9/22/2010 2:24:06 PM
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I understand that the Tegra is a Nvidia product but I'm wondering if their GPU's have been integrated onto SoC's from other makers? Nvidia is facing a challenge in being independent, with AMD producing and integrating CPU's and GPU's (from their Canadian ATI acquisition) coming out as Fusion as well as Intel putting their homegrown GPU's onto coming chips.

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