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Sep 23, 2008


Evan Yares

Not necessarily the case that using a GPU for display operations creates a hardware dependency. For example, OGRE3d (www.ogre3d.org) is a library that abstracts all the details of using system libraries like Direct3D and OpenGL.

Adobe is using the GPU for actual computation, rather than just display. This is called GPGPU (General-purpose computing on graphics processing units). I suspect they're using Nvidia's CUDA or AMD's Stream SDK.

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