POV-Ray : Newsgroups : povray.pov4.discussion.general : Paralel GPU processor support for Nvidia CUDA architecture : Re: Paralel GPU processor support for Nvidia CUDA architecture Server Time: 29 Jul 2014 04:37:02 GMT
  Re: Paralel GPU processor support for Nvidia CUDA architecture  
From: arblick spule
Date: 30 Nov 2009 05:45:00
clipka <anonymous [at] anonymousorg> wrote:
> Louis schrieb:
>
> > Ok, so I wasn't the first to think of it :-s
>
> Indeed :-)
>
> > After thinking about it, I guess such one should only start supporting such
> > architectures when a platform has been established that runs on at least two
> > competitor's hardware.
>
> ... and when the architecture becomes flexible enough for the tasks at
> hand. The requirements of a raytracer differ a lot from those of a
> rasterizer.

Is it not the case that the big two (three?) (NVidia and ATI and (?)) are
developing a C-like language (common) which might deal with this?  I.E. using
the GPU's of NVidia will directly translate to t'other.

Anyway, it would be great if we could use the power of the big GPU's to do a lot
of our maths while our CPU's sit there and deal with the need for AntiVirus
software, overbearing operating systems, instant messaging, and all of that
whilst streaming TV over our 't'internet connection, AND rendering 920,332,986
spheres in POVRAY!


Sorry to mention my 920,332,986 spheres again (fourth time today) but I'm quite
impressed by POVRAY's ability!  It did it in the time it takes to watch an
epsiode of "Scrubs" on MegaVideo but without affecting the playback!  Bonza!


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