Nvidia announces next-gen graphics processor

Nvidia’s new graphic processor
Code name: Fermi
# of transistor: 3 billion
# of cores : 512 cores
Real time ray-tracing
5X performance gain
Advances in floating point and memory architecture
8X improvement in peak double precision arithmetic performance

Oak Ridge National Lab uses Fermi in new super computer.

Use graphic processors as multicore general purpose CPUS à “GPU as processor”

Intel version

Sandybridge technology (32nm tech + new architecture) à Larrabee graphic processor (X86 based)
Ray-tracing

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