Hybrid Computing’s Radical Growth

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Our GTC 2012 coverage continues as Dan Olds examines the growth of the CUDA environment from 150,000 downloads in 2007 to 1.5 million today:

More importantly, there are 35 NVIDIA-fueled hybrid supercomputers on the Top500 list today. The NDUT Tianhe-1A system, with 14,300 CPUs and 7,100 NVIDIA GPUs, held down the top spot on the list in 2010. The upcoming Oak Ridge Titan system will sport more than 18,000 CPUs alongside 18,000 GPUs, and should become the fastest supercomputer in the world sometime this fall.”

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