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ASUS smoking hashes with 19-GPU, 24,000-core motherboard

Ken Hagan Gold badge

Those scientists...

Do they really have that many problems of interest? These GPUs aren't going to be working effectively unless the problem is embarrassingly parallel, in which case there is a set of mathematical base vectors in which the problem is linear, in which case the qualitative features of the answer can be cranked out analytically. I won't go further and say that the computer merely draws the pictures, because the quantitative details will be interesting for specific problems, but it's damn close. You might say that this hardware is interesting to engineers, but much less so for pure scientists.

A mobo with 19 CPU slots might be more interesting, though. You could run non-trivial programs on that, solving non-linear problems, as found in Real Life.

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