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Sep 07, 2017

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Peter in Maryland

Mr. G.:

Good news indeed about ANSYS & Discovery Live - it's about time! GPU computing has been a hot topic in certain circles for well over 5 years: http://fastra.ua.ac.be/en/index.html

Two points to add:

1. A decent motherboard can host multiple video cards, which can be linked together to double the power and speed of GPU computation. AMD calls this linking "Crossfire", while nVidia calls it "SLI", and it works very well.

2. AMD used to have their own proprietary code for GPU computation, but switched over to an open source package called OpenCL : https://www.khronos.org/opencl/

ANSYS may want to port to that software as well.

Thanks as always fro your excellent reporting.

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