Another amusing thread from another forum



  • Found this while looking up some stuff on ffmpeg. This thread is almost literally a crapfest. I think the participants came out just as dirty as I used to be after a good cow-pie fight while growing up.

    http://forum.videohelp.com/threads/325748-x264-soon-to-be-gpu-accelerated

     



  • So apparently, firefox does HTML parsing on the GPU now. That sounds great. I'm sure someone will go ahead and port linux to OpenCL anytime soon for improved performance. :-)



  • It used to be it did that on every platform BUT Linux, because the Linux drivers were too crash-y.



  •  Cool. I know very little about GPUs and parallel programming, but what I do know is that GPUs have a somewhat (rather?) limited field of applications. You can't just chuck anything at a GPU and expect it to run faster.

     What a GPU is very good at is having a scantily clad protagonist run around Steelport and shoot the heck out of everything that moves. (In case you're wondering, I'm playing Saints Row the Third now, which basically is a politically incorrect version of Grand Theft Auto.)



  • I was trying to follow along in the thread until I got to this part:
    @deadrats said:

    now it's true that the relationship between stream/cuda cores and x86 cores is not 1 to 1 but that is neither here nor there. a gpu is designed to execute each individual thread much faster than a cisc cpu can.

    Then I started larfing so hard I had to excuse myself from the room to get a drink... oh man...



  • @Severity One said:

     What a GPU is very good at is having a scantily clad protagonist ..... (blah blah blah, everything here is obscured by the scantily clad protagonist) 

    I need more GPU's!



  • I couldn't quite decide who was the bigger idiot in that thread, until I got to the last post.



  • @Severity One said:

     Cool. I know very little about GPUs and parallel programming, but what I do know is that GPUs have a somewhat (rather?) limited field of applications. You can't just chuck anything at a GPU and expect it to run faster.

     What a GPU is very good at is having a scantily clad protagonist run around Steelport and shoot the heck out of everything that moves. (In case you're wondering, I'm playing Saints Row the Third now, which basically is a politically incorrect version of Grand Theft Auto.)

    I know GPUs are like this but from what I've seen people say literally every major modern computing task is one of those applications.

    If that's not true, then why are multi-core CPUs better then monolithic CPUs?



  • @MiffTheFox said:

    @Severity One said:

     Cool. I know very little about GPUs and parallel programming, but what I do know is that GPUs have a somewhat (rather?) limited field of applications. You can't just chuck anything at a GPU and expect it to run faster.

     What a GPU is very good at is having a scantily clad protagonist run around Steelport and shoot the heck out of everything that moves. (In case you're wondering, I'm playing Saints Row the Third now, which basically is a politically incorrect version of Grand Theft Auto.)

    I know GPUs are like this but from what I've seen people say literally every major modern computing task is one of those applications.

    If that's not true, then why are multi-core CPUs better then monolithic CPUs?

     

     The key difference between GPU's and CPU's is that usually the GPU's cores are special purpose and don't have the ability to do the things that a normal CPU can, such as directly access other system devices and they usually have unusual programming models that may not lend themselves well to all problem types.

     



  • @KattMan said:

    I need more GPU's!

    RPU are faster to get, about 25% less PQM/PQS, but you only get 2 of them at the time versus 6 GPUs.



  • @Speakerphone Dude said:

    RPU
     

    Role Playing Unit...?



  • Reverse Polish Unit.



  •  Ridiculously Perforated Urethra.



  • @Speakerphone Dude said:

    RPU are faster to get, about 25% less PQM/PQS, but you only get 2 of them at the time versus 6 GPUs.

    I'm frankly more concerned with PMS.


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