Thanks so much for your very informative post’s. B)
BTW, here is that link again…
The reason I want any app that will show off the value of the GPU as a computational device is that I believe in the GPU revolution.
I think it’s time the CPU takes a back seat to the GPU for animal speed.
I think CUDA and Fermi are the way of the future, and want numbers to prove it.
I also think running multiple GPU’s like me and my 295 and 280, and with me only running only 1 display, should have at least 1 benchmark to show for it, that looks for our extra GPU’s.
It seems to be a strong value add for CUDA… Give us a benchmark that stresses this important point.
I have seen it posted that CUDA can now use both GPU’s while still in SLI mode, I also know having a GPU operating in dedicated PhysX mode, is also no problem for CUDA.
I am getting frustrated that we have yet the see the app or benchmark that will use all 3.
If I could give Nvidia marketing a few words they would be…
1 - First I would like to say how well the opening keynote video with Jen-Hsun Huang was done. I enjoyed to see the progress going through the years. The dramatic music when the birth of CUDA was shown, it gave me goosebumps.
We need more posted on the net!!
2 - Go out of your way to get an OpenCL and CUDA benchmark made that has some nice graphics involved if possible. There are many like me, who do want the GPU to get the respect it deserves. I favor the CPU -vs- the GPU type in single and double precision calculation performance. I would also like to see it use all the GPU’s in my system, and have the benchmark reflect that. It’s smart business to make us want to look at snapping a second or third GPU in our systems, as a valid method to upgrade our performance.
(And not just for games, that is short sighted IMO.)
3 - Have a contest for complete CUDA apps for Windows 7 with download links.
Let the people submit their apps…
The winner gets Fermi… (Do you have any idea how much leg that would get on the boards?)
It would be a total win!!
Let us vote on the winner. Put it where all would have access, to be able to vote, and download the app’s.
You never know what you just might get, and the publicity would be good for all involved.
I have the faith more apps will be made for us commoners, and our Windows 7 systems that we will want to run with time. The army of CUDA programmers that is being raised up will prove to be invaluable.
4 - On the OpenCL front, insure you have something for us guys with 200 Series cards and OpenCL WHQL drivers to download.
I want to see an OpenCL app run on my system. It will be fun to see the ATI boys run it too. :P
I want the demos I have seen in the videos ready to run without having to install an entire developers package.
Needless to say, have it also sniff to see if we have more GPU’s just sitting there, that want to join in on the calculating party.