Turing’s Birthday

Alan Turing was born 95 years ago today. Less than 100 years ago. I know that at the physical level, information processing is nowhere near as dramatic as flight or the rise of the car, but it’s still astonishing to reflect upon the advances. I’ve been drafting an article about the connections being discovered between […]

NVIDIA’s Tesla Takes the Second G Out of GPGPU

 NVidia’s Tesla C870 Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) will be the basis for a “deskside supercomputer” add-on that will provide highly-parallel high performance computing (HPC) capabilities, presumably programmed with <a href=”http://developer.nvidia.com/object/cuda.html”” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>NVidia’s CUDA toolkit. Dedicated hardware for HPC has always been a treacherous market — one year’s darling is next year’s has-been (people used to […]