Worth Reading: The Embiggening Bite of GPUs

Worth Reading: The Embiggening Bite of GPUs

That is how CPUs got their name, after all. And perhaps this is a good time to remind everyone that systems used to be a collection of different kinds of compute, and that is why the central compute complex in an IBM System/360 was called the main frame. There were other frames, and in the case of RISC processors at IBM, the original 801 RISC chip that underlies half of its systems business today was commercialized as a controller for mainframe disk controllers. The Xeon processor that now dominates the datacenters of the world made a three-decade long jump off our desks. —The Next Platform