Issue No. 09 - September (2005 vol. 38)
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/MC.2005.313
For several years, graphics processing units' performance has been increasing faster than the pace predicted by Moore's law. This has occurred because GPUs must meet the demands of increasingly complex visual effects in games and entertainment applications. The performance and functionality have made GPUs potentially attractive as coprocessors for general-purpose computation. Researchers have also developed new algorithms and applications that exploit GPUs' parallelism and vector-processing capabilities, in which one operation can process an entire vector of numbers.
computer graphic equipment, coprocessors, vector processor systems, parallel processing, parallel streaming processor, graphics processing unit, coprocessor, general-purpose computation, GPU parallelism, vector-processing capability, Graphics, Pipeline processing, Bandwidth, Arithmetic, Application software, Computational modeling, Concurrent computing, Fluid dynamics, Atmospheric modeling, Predictive models, streaming processors, graphics processing units, GPUs, GPGPUs, graphics chips
"Taking the graphics processor beyond graphics," in Computer, vol. 38, no. , pp. 14,15,16, 2005.