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  • GPU hackathon returns to WA

    Pawsey Supercomputing Centre is hosting a five-day ‘GPU hackathon’ to help computer scientists port applications to general-purpose graphics processing units (GPGPUs).

  • 5 burning questions about AMD's Zen chip

    AMD's Zen chip is just around the corner; it'll first come to gaming systems any day now. There's a lot of excitement about Zen, which AMD believes is its most important chip this decade.

  • Nvidia's new Pascal GPUs can give smart answers

    Nvidia's new GPUs called the Tesla P40 and P4 are built for those kind of deep-learning systems that aid in correlation and classification of data. The P4 -- which is based on the Pascal architecture -- is designed for use in servers or computers that will drive autonomous cars.

  • New Nvidia GPU Does Wireless Video, Looks Ridiculous

    Nvidia, makers of graphics cards, took a step into a strange future recently when they announced a wireless graphics card, the KFA2 GeForce GTX460. What are you going to do with a wireless graphics card? For one, it’d give that TV that you’ve been watching YouTube on in your living room a graphics boost without requiring a laptop or desktop.

  • nVidia starts selling its own graphics cards

    It looks like nVidia is getting into the retail game, and is planning to manufacture and sell graphics cards under its own name, according to <a href="http://www.hardocp.com/article/2010/10/05/nvidia_enters_retail_direct_sales_at_best_buy">HardOCP</a>. Confused? Let me explain.

  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 480M: World's fastest notebook GPU?

    If you're in the market for the fastest notebook graphics card ever, today may be your lucky day: Nvidia just announced its GeForce GTX 480M, which it claims is the speediest notebook GPU in the world. Designed from the ground up to support DirectX 11, the GTX 480M is a true tessellation "monster" with up to 5x more performance than any other GPU out there, according to Nvidia.

  • CSIRO beefs up research with GPU cluster

    A supercomputer which combines the central processing units (CPUs) found in traditional PCs, with more powerful graphics processing units (GPUs) will be launched by the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) in Canberra today. The first of its kind in Australia, the GPU cluster contains 61,440 compute cores and will help scientists to explore the use of GPU technology for parallel processing.

  • Intel Demos Larrabee Hardware

    During the second IDF 2009 keynote, by Sean Maloney (Exec. VP and General Manager of Intel Architecture Group), we were briefly treated to the first public demonstration of Intel's upcoming enthusiast GPU code-named Larrabee. Intel has stated in the past that Larrabee based products are expect at the end of 2009 or early 2010, but if its debut is any indication, it looks like they still have some work to do.

  • Nvidia looks to mobile chips for growth

    Graphics hardware vendor Nvidia saw its revenue drop during the first quarter of 2010 but is pinning its hopes on mobile devices for growth during the recession.