[extropy-chat] Re: Using Graphic controllers

Christian Weisgerber naddy at mips.inka.de
Sun Apr 18 13:48:02 UTC 2004

Dan Clemmensen <dgc at cox.net> wrote:

> Another interesting point: From the point of view of raw computational 
> power, the sum of all the 3D graphics cards in the world probably 
> exceeds the sum of all CPUs in the world. Sure, the graphics cards are 
> special-purpose, but what if you had the resources to carefully create 
> algorithms that are well suited to graphics cards?

You are rather limited by the available hardware primitives.

Here's a paper where people examined "Secret Key Cryptography Using
Graphics Cards":

It didn't prove very practical.

Christian "naddy" Weisgerber                          naddy at mips.inka.de

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