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October 5, 2009

Fermi versus AMD Radeon: Who Wins, Who Loses in Supercomputing Applications?

Nathan Brookwood

While AMD and Nvidia battle for supremacy in the GPU computing arena, there’s one obvious loser, Intel. AMD’s 5870 appeared on schedule. Nvidia’s Fermi is late, but its  GTX 280 series still is competitive. Intel’s Larrabee remains a no-show. End users who buy their systems by the teraflop have discovered and validated an alternative approach that requires fewer x86 CPUs, less power, and less space. GPU computing is here to stay, and the market will punish those who lack a competitive offering.

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