Re: [LAD] TI throws DSPs at supercomputers

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To: Jens M Andreasen <jens.andreasen@...>, <linux-audio-dev@...>
Date: Monday, December 12, 2011 - 2:52 pm

On Fri, Dec 9, 2011 at 7:08 PM, Jens M Andreasen
wrote:

Those are nice specs, especially the power and bandwidth--however, a
Nvidia card that does 160 GFlops is probably a *lot* cheaper (just
based on costs I've seen with TI DSP processors). A card capable of
~500 GFlops only cost me ~$150, last year (mid-range card, previously
released series). ECC memory adds a ton of cost--you have to buy the
Tesla series to get cards with ECC memory which is useful for
scientific calculations. The power cost per flop is important in the
cold room, but to a machine for personal use, the power consumption
really doesn't matter.

I would really hope to see more competition for the GPGPU market soon.
Most people see that Nvidia got out ahead of the curve. I'd fully
expect other companies (I think, Intel, AMD, IBM, and TI) to have
other similar OpenCL compatible processors that can compete. But not
today.

Chuck
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[LAD] TI throws DSPs at supercomputers, Jens M Andreasen, (Sat Dec 10, 1:09 am)
Re: [LAD] TI throws DSPs at supercomputers, Charles Henry, (Mon Dec 12, 2:52 pm)
Re: [LAD] TI throws DSPs at supercomputers, Michelle Konzack, (Sun Dec 11, 5:16 pm)