Computex Taipei 2009: On Day 0, Monday the first of June 2009, Computex is still in its infancy and most companies are still setting up. However, NVIDIA has seized this day to hold its "GPU Computing revolution is now" press conference at New York New York building.
Getting things underway for NVIDIA was Jen Hsun Huang, CEO of NVIDIA. He begun by speaking about the general overlay of the entire event and emphasized the importance of Windows 7 and its native support for GPU Computing. Finally it looks as if Windows is going to support CUDA from default.
Moving into his keynote speech, Jen spoke about parallel processing on the GPU for increasing video game quality, photo and video editing as well as online browsing.
He then went on to show just how far CUDA has come with over 100 million CUDA capable GPU's shipped along with a big claim that all new video processing applications now support CUDA. GPU computing has reached a tipping point it seems.
Next we moved onto ION, which was good to finally see the light of day. With Atom and a 16 stream GPU from the NVIDIA ION, its comparison to the Intel CULV on paper looks extremely good. However, we will have to test it in real world applications to see if it can hold its water.
While it was good to get some new info on CUDA and the next big jump with Windows 7, we also managed to snap some pics of the upcoming ION based products from NVIDIA.