[Arm-netbook] Adapteva Parallella: Thoughts?

Lauri Kasanen cand at gmx.com
Thu Dec 29 08:03:58 GMT 2016

On Thu, 29 Dec 2016 00:44:33 +0000
Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton <lkcl at lkcl.net> wrote:

> thats interesting. i worked for aspex semi in 2003 and they had the exact
> same problem, programming ultra parallel devices is limited to a few
> hundred competent people in the entire world.
> interesting to me because ericsson bought aspex.

Surely that's changed now, with the ubiquity of modern GPUs? It's
entirely normal there to handle hundreds or thousands of threads at
once, at massively parallel workloads.

Writing shaders is still not an everyday programmer task, but probably
more of capable people than just hundreds.

- Lauri

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