Using the GPU to speed-up a program?

Jason Gurtz jason at tommyk.com
Mon Feb 28 12:45:24 PST 2005


On 2/28/2005 15:23, John Gay wrote:

> Any other thoughts? I'd like some proper programmer input to send the POV-Ray 
> team to suggest adding GPU code.

One other problem is that AFAIK the various GPU's aren't at all standard
really so they'd have to e.g. write one routine for Geforce, one for
Radeon, one for 3Dlabs, etc...  Of course they all support OpenGL but POV
Ray isn't that, so...

Might be worth it though, those GPU's are pretty optomized for graphics
related calulations, not to mention some pretty tasty RAM bandwidth.

~Jason

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