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Heterogeneous Computing for Dummies

Over at the AccelerEyes Blog, John Melonakos writes that the next 10 years of HPC will be defined by heterogeneous computing.

In terms of sheer capacity to crunch numbers, GPUs can crunch more numbers per minute than CPUs. They have thousands of cores for number crunching. They are more powerful. They also use less energy per computation than CPUs. Note that a GPU core is not nearly as capable as a CPU core in terms of the kinds of things they can do, but there are many more of them available.

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