[Beowulf] Engineers boost AMD CPU performance by 20% without overclocking

Lux, Jim (337C) james.p.lux at jpl.nasa.gov
Fri Feb 10 09:00:02 PST 2012


Expecting headlines to be accurate is a fool's errand...
Be glad it actually said AMD.

It's bad enough that the article writers often erroneously summarize, but
a still different person writes the headline.  Back in print days, the
headline had to "look nice".. Today, it's probably more about SEO to drive
traffic.  But both lead to interesting headlines that don't necessarily
reflect the content of the article.

On 2/10/12 5:58 AM, "Vincent Diepeveen" <diep at xs4all.nl> wrote:

>
>On Feb 9, 2012, at 12:42 PM, Eugen Leitl wrote:
>
>>
>> http://www.extremetech.com/computing/117377-engineers-boost-amd-cpu-
>> performance-by-20-without-overclocking
>
>Seems that they used a GPGPU application and had the cpu help speedup
>the gpgpu by also helping to calculate.
>
>So the gpu doesn't help the cpu.  So the article title is wrong.
>
>It should be : engineers boost AMD gpu performance by 20% by having
>the CPU give a hand
>
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