NDAs Re: [Beowulf] Nvidia, cuda, tesla and... where's my double floating point?
landman at scalableinformatics.com
Mon Jun 16 11:30:39 PDT 2008
Vincent Diepeveen wrote:
> Reality is that the person who SPECULATES that something is good
> also hides behind a DNA. This is another typical case of that.
Hiding behind DNA? Gotta be thin ...
(ok ok, I'll keep my day job ...)
> On the one hand claiming a NDA, on the other hand implying that is a
> very good product that will get
An NDA is a device to allow a company to get its act together while
getting feedback on the product they want to release. It is quite useful.
> If NVIDIA clearly indicates towards me that they aren't gonna release
> any technical data nor support anyone with technical
er ... have you looked at the site I indicated?
> data (the word NDA has not been used by the way by either party, it was
> a very clear NJET from 'em),
> and all information i've got so far is very dissapointing, then hiding
> behind a NDA is considered very bad manners.
No, it's not. It seems to me that given the number of applications out
there now using their kit, that rumors of a lack of information to use
their kit might be ... er ... not well founded.
> Either shut up entirely or do not hide behind a NDA.
Ah ... Ok. Manners, manners Vincent.
> In case of NVIDIA if you google a tad you will figure out that the
> double precision promise has been done more than once,
Hmmm.... I would suggest you sign an NDA with them, and learn what it is
they are talking about to their customers, though I suspect they may not
wish to pre-divulge information to you given what you have indicated here.
> IBM now shows up with a working supercomputer using new generation CELL
> processors which have a sustained 77 Gflop double precision
> a chip which means a tad more than 150 Gflop for each node. Each
> rackmount node is relative cheap and performs very well.
Cell is good. Now try to program it. Yes, it is a SMOP (
> 1 Petaflop @ 2.66 MW, that's really good.
Yup. Exaflop at 2.66 GW. Waaa hoooo!!!!
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