Monday, November 24, 2008

The War of Parallelism

The parallelism of tasks and data is fact! In 1965, Gordon Moore's prediction, popularly known as Moore's Law, states that the number of transistors on a chip will double about every two years.
Today, the Moore's law fails. The new strategy is multiplying the number of processors and cache.

Question: Will the GPU and CPU become just one chip? While we don't have the response, we should be prepared to program in parallel way. CUDA and OpenCL are the future.