nowadays engineers and hobbyists alike seem to be flocking towards CUDA - I am wondering if anyone has found any completely new uses for the GPU that typically one would not normally consider putting on a GPU - applications that one would even consider unlikely (sometimes ridiculous) - unless proven that it actually works.
Recently one made a suggestion to implement (accelerate) a firewall on the GPU. Hmm… .unlikely. Unless someone proves it wrong. Is it possible to do Berkeley Packet Filtering (BPF) rules efficiently on the GPU?
Can the GPU be used to do software defined radio - like for example decoding the entire FM band for audio signals? Given that the A/D conversion part is solved separately…
However the more interesting things are: What totally off-beat stuff HAS already been implemented in CUDA. Any pointers, links … or just concepts?
I’d love to hear everone’s opinion