Testing Sanity

The core task of software development is sanity testing.

  • warning: Parameter 2 to gmap_gmap() expected to be a reference, value given in /home2/thepalls/public_html/cgpsoftware/includes/module.inc on line 483.
  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /home2/thepalls/public_html/cgpsoftware/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 879.

Pocket Wars and Cores

09 Mar 2011
Posted by cgp

In Pocket Wars and Cores, Douglas Eadline makes a curious observation. The x86 CPU no longer dominates the world of computing. For the reasons mentioned in the article, this is a good thing.

Desktops haven't been the most influential disruptive platform for probably a solid 4-5 years, and articles are circulating that we have reached the post-pc era.

What does this mean for GPUs? Nvidia and others certainly make compelling computational devices. How will they fit into this new world of "processor instruction set" agnostic languages?