OT:(maybe)NVidea GeForce(76GFLOPS)

Eugene Leitl Eugene.Leitl at lrz.uni-muenchen.de
Mon Mar 19 01:26:20 PST 2001

On Mon, 19 Mar 2001, Gottfried F. Zojer wrote:

> Hi,
> Maybe OT for beowulf but I read in a german computer magazine
> something about the impressive floating-point performance of the
> new GeForce 3.Does anybody know any reference in what form
> it will influence  the performance of a cluster primary for 3D Apps.

Apparently, GeForce3 allows you to write little vertex shader programs (up
to 128 instructions, 17 opcodes), mostly for adding and multiplying

Could be useful for some codes, but as long as hardware development
remains so rapid non-portable programming is probably not worth the

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