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FeraTech
April 25th, 2009, 02:39 AM
Especially for a server configuration with minimal graphics requirements. Is there any way to have the gpu on a graphics card add to the general processing power of a server?

I know this might be a stupid question but from what I see is graphic cards are produced in such mass quantities and with better and better hardware. Is there any way to utilize this low cost and make a more powerful server from it?

FeraTech
February 25th, 2011, 11:10 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hSVo4ejZ7rc&feature=player_embedded

For those interested it seems like they were able to get GPUs to supplement CPU processing power.

I wonder if it is possible to add the ability to use GPU processing power in the server kernel.

Vegan
February 26th, 2011, 01:40 AM
RAID uses Solomon Reid over a finite field. So float is not used like that.

RAID6 uses a more sophisticated implementation.