gerry.creager at tamu.edu
Sat Aug 23 07:13:15 PDT 2008
Joe Landman wrote:
> Nifty niftyompi Mitch wrote:
>> On Fri, Aug 22, 2008 at 08:34:00PM -0400, Joe Landman wrote:
>>>> How long have people been doing gpgpu for?
>>> I remember hearing of people working on programming SGI Onyx
>>> pipelines in 1997 or so. This was one of the US national labs. Not
>>> sure if there was much before that.
>>> Joseph Landman, Ph.D
>> Joe's date sounds about right.
>> There was a lot of exploration but for the most part the floating
>> point engines in SGI pipelines were not ieee. They were specialized
>> to the GL and OpenGL code base not
>> general purpose computation.
>> In that time frame here was an SGI internal marketing T-shirt that
>> Intel squashed....
>> The theme was "Attitude inside" inside a image invoking swoosh that
>> the Intel
> I remember going to a meeting in Mtn View and hearing about that ... But
> I thought that the one that was rejected was actually "Satan Inside".
> I think a few were printed, somewhere.
I thought "Satan Inside" was a play on NetSaint network monitoring...
>> marketing folk had issue with.
> No doubt!
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