GPUs in the cloud

GPU

I hadn’t realized just how important graphic-processing units (GPU), graphic chips, have become over the last few years in the cloud. Today, almost all cloud services offer GPUs for demanding users. When I think about services in the cloud, I think about storage and file-sharing, infrastructure as a service; cloud-based applications such as Office 365 […]

Visual processors for High Performance Computing (HPC)

The chips that drive the visual processing behind advanced video games are finding a role in many other applications which depend upon High Performance Computing (HPC). Typically, 5% of the code of an application is compute intensive, but that area of software often has a large, even dominant, impact on the functionality or viability of […]