CUDA renders ClearSpeed as yesterday’s newspaper

HPC remains a brutally competive space where even the most innovative companies have no lock on survival. The Inside HPC blog points us to this entry at Scalability.org on the competitive economics that threaten ClearSpeed:
“ClearSpeed must change or die.
96 GFLOP at 12 W for new CSD.L part.
100 GFLOP at 100W for new nVidia part (according to Jim).
Great. Now look at cost ratios.
CSD.L: $5,000/96 GFLOP = $52.1/GFLOP
nVidia: $1,600/100 GFLOP= $16/GFLOP”
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FlexRex began his life as a cartoon character I created a Sun Microsystems. As the world's first "fictional blogger," he appeared in numerous parody films that made fun of the whole work-from-home thing. Somewhere along the line, the Sun IT department adopted FlexRex as their spokesman in a half-dozen security awareness films for employees. So when I left Sun recently, I started FlexRex Communications, a Marketing company in Portland, Oregon.

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