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Google, IBM, Mellanox, NVIDIA, Tyan Announce Development Group for Data Centers

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Google, IBM, Mellanox, NVIDIA and Tyan today announced plans to form the OpenPOWER Consortium - an open development alliance based on IBM's POWER microprocessor architecture. The Consortium intends to build advanced server, networking, storage and GPU-acceleration technology aimed at delivering more choice, control and flexibility to developers of next-generation, hyperscale and cloud data centers.

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Integrate the CUDA GPU and POWER ecosystems.? Anything CUDA is bad news IMO. Not a positive development at all.
 
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Pfft!! Where the hell did that come from?!? :slap: CUDA did more for the industry than anything else in the past decade or so. Did it fragment the coding base? Maybe. But at least they didn't sit on their ass with their fingers in their butt while criticizing others' work.

They started doing their own thing with CUDA and so far it's been a great achievement for GPU computing, because if CUDA didn't exist, the way things were going, GPU as a computing device wouldn't have taken off in our lifetimes.
 
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Right what the NSA nazis etc are demanding, superpower, welcome to the bright new world of insane computing........ if we can't nuke you we will drone you by tracking you...... :twitch:
 
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More of Nvidia transforming to be a software support company.

If they had that much faith on CUDA there was no need to buy PGI last month. They certainly didn't buy them for CUDA expertise :laugh:
They bought them for there OpenACC expertise so they can go beyond being stuck to their own proprietary stuff.
 
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More of Nvidia transforming to be a software support company.
If they had that much faith on CUDA there was no need to buy PGI last month. They certainly didn't buy them for CUDA expertise :laugh:
They bought them for there OpenACC expertise so they can go beyond being stuck to their own proprietary stuff.
Nvidia have had a foot in both camps (CUDA and open source) for some time. Obviously the company realized (along with everyone else) that open source tends to move extremely slowly - as does anything run by committee.
As 1c3d0g noted, without CUDA there is a significant chance that GPGPU would have not gained traction in any way, shape, or form. CUDA gave Nvidia highly lucrative markets where none previously existed - they also obviously realized that open source would eventually gain traction once the initial inertia (differing interests, funding and implementation) was overcome...transitioning from CUDA to open source isn't moving from one distinct system to another:
If you have an application already written in C for CUDA, it is simple and relatively straightforward to convert the program to OpenCL™ - AMD Developer Central
If nothing else, it seems like a sound business model for a fringe player in the pro markets.