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At the Parallel Computing Dealership? Focus on the Hardware

Vincent Hindriksen from StreamComputing writes that, too often, parallel computing buyers choose their hardware (the car) based on the fuel they want to use (OpenCL or CUDA):

If we give advise during a consult, we want to give the best advice. In case of CUDA, that would be based on budget to go for Tesla or the latest GTX; in case of OpenCL we can give much better advice on hardware. But actually starting with the technique is the worst thing you can do: focus on the hardware and then pick the technique that suits best.

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