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August 25 2013

After Effects and the state of GPU computing. By Phil Rhodes

Posted by Phil Rhodes on January 17, 2013 • 

 

What exactly is GPU computing and what does and doesn't use it?

"As we saw back in December in Eyeon's informative video, GPU computing is a very powerful technique that, during the last year or two, has begun to break out of a niche. The original application of graphics cards was, obviously, video games. 3D rendering software such as Max and Lightwave have been using games-oriented graphics hardware to produce approximate previews of the scene for some time. More recently, the world's most popular operating system learned how to draw its user interface using more features on the graphics card, saving the CPU from spending its valuable time working out which window is on top.

 

What's new

What's new is the application of graphics processing units to calculations which are not, at least directly, graphics-related. Projects such as Folding@Home have used GPUs for simulation in medical research, and in the last couple of versions, some postproduction software has begun to apply the same technology to rendering effects. Even video games have followed the curve, and now commonly do physics simulation for both rigid objects and soft bodies, smoke, and liquid.

While this is all good, but it could be better.

 

To understand why, it's probably worth recapping how modern GPUs work and what they're therefore capable of doing."

...

 

RedSharkNews.com



After Effects and the state of GPU computing. By Phil Rhodes

Posted by Phil Rhodes on January 17, 2013 • 

 

What exactly is GPU computing and what does and doesn't use it?

"As we saw back in December in Eyeon's informative video, GPU computing is a very powerful technique that, during the last year or two, has begun to break out of a niche. The original application of graphics cards was, obviously, video games. 3D rendering software such as Max and Lightwave have been using games-oriented graphics hardware to produce approximate previews of the scene for some time. More recently, the world's most popular operating system learned how to draw its user interface using more features on the graphics card, saving the CPU from spending its valuable time working out which window is on top.

 

What's new

What's new is the application of graphics processing units to calculations which are not, at least directly, graphics-related. Projects such as Folding@Home have used GPUs for simulation in medical research, and in the last couple of versions, some postproduction software has begun to apply the same technology to rendering effects. Even video games have followed the curve, and now commonly do physics simulation for both rigid objects and soft bodies, smoke, and liquid.

While this is all good, but it could be better.

 

To understand why, it's probably worth recapping how modern GPUs work and what they're therefore capable of doing."

...

 

RedSharkNews.com



Marketing in Singapore

As the business hub for Southeast Asia Singapore plays a central part in marketing throughout the region


Marketing in Singapore

As the business hub for Southeast Asia Singapore plays a central part in marketing throughout the region


Cydia Impactor Provides an Alternative Method to Root Android Devices via Windows or Mac OS X

Cydia Impactor is a GUI tool for working with Android devices from computers running Windows or Mac OS X.  It can be used to reboot the device, enter fastboot mode, access the shell, scan for USB...


Cydia Impactor Provides an Alternative Method to Root Android Devices via Windows or Mac OS X

Cydia Impactor is a GUI tool for working with Android devices from computers running Windows or Mac OS X.  It can be used to reboot the device, enter fastboot mode, access the shell, scan for USB...


July 16 2013

The New Economy of City-Based Top Level Internet Domains

Dozens of cities will have the chance to design their own municipally focused microcosm of the web.


The New Economy of City-Based Top Level Internet Domains

Dozens of cities will have the chance to design their own municipally focused microcosm of the web.


Trends in the property market: students in Glasgow

Increase in the supply of student accommodation in Glasgow.



Trends in the property market: students in Glasgow

Increase in the supply of student accommodation in Glasgow.



The politics and demographics of food stamp recipients

by RICH MORIN (Pew Research Center)

 

Democrats are about twice as likely as Republicans to have received food stamps at some point in their lives—a participation gap that echoes the deep partisan divide in the U.S. House of Representatives, which on Thursday produced a farm bill that did not include funding for the food stamp program.

 

Overall, a Pew Research Center survey conducted late last year found that about one-in-five Americans (18%) has participated in the food stamp program, formally known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. About a quarter (26%) lives in a household with a current or former food stamp recipient.

 

Of these, about one-in-five (22%) of Democrats say they had received food stamps compared with 10% of Republicans. About 17% of political independents say they have received food stamps.

 

The share of food stamp beneficiaries swells even further when respondents are asked if someone else living in their household had ever received food stamps. According to the survey, about three in ten Democrats (31%) and about half as many Republicans (17%) say they or someone in their household has benefitted from the food stamp program. MORE



The politics and demographics of food stamp recipients

by RICH MORIN (Pew Research Center)

 

Democrats are about twice as likely as Republicans to have received food stamps at some point in their lives—a participation gap that echoes the deep partisan divide in the U.S. House of Representatives, which on Thursday produced a farm bill that did not include funding for the food stamp program.

 

Overall, a Pew Research Center survey conducted late last year found that about one-in-five Americans (18%) has participated in the food stamp program, formally known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. About a quarter (26%) lives in a household with a current or former food stamp recipient.

 

Of these, about one-in-five (22%) of Democrats say they had received food stamps compared with 10% of Republicans. About 17% of political independents say they have received food stamps.

 

The share of food stamp beneficiaries swells even further when respondents are asked if someone else living in their household had ever received food stamps. According to the survey, about three in ten Democrats (31%) and about half as many Republicans (17%) say they or someone in their household has benefitted from the food stamp program. MORE



June 23 2013

Mikey Garcia vs Juan Manuel Lopez Live Streaming PPV Boxing Preview, Tickets & More On Fox.TV - 15Th,Jun!



Mikey Garcia vs Juan Manuel Lopez Live Streaming PPV Boxing Preview, Tickets & More On Fox.TV - 15Th,Jun!



Ergonomic Office Supplies

Ergonomics play an important role in desk and office equipment



Ergonomic Office Supplies

Ergonomics play an important role in desk and office equipment



Will Cloud Computing Kill The Server Market?

The cloud computing era is upon us, and if you make servers, life could really begin to stink.


Will Cloud Computing Kill The Server Market?

The cloud computing era is upon us, and if you make servers, life could really begin to stink.


June 20 2013

Trout Point to join Small Luxury Hotels of the World « Trout Point - Blog

Trout Point Lodge of Nova Scotia is pleased to announce that it will join Small Luxury Hotels of the World (SLH; slh.com), an unrivalled portfolio of some of the world's finest small luxury independent hotels.


Trout Point to join Small Luxury Hotels of the World « Trout Point - Blog

Trout Point Lodge of Nova Scotia is pleased to announce that it will join Small Luxury Hotels of the World (SLH; slh.com), an unrivalled portfolio of some of the world's finest small luxury independent hotels.


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