News
 

Bookmark and Share

(1) 

Lucid Technologies, a company funded by Intel Capital, demonstrated its multi-GPU technology that claims to be agnostic to graphics processing units (GPUs), but to enable exceptional scalability in multi-GPU configurations, at Intel Developer Forum. Lucida claims that its’ Hydra engine enables unprecedented performance.

“Designers interested in evaluating the Hydra 100-series engine for their systems will quickly see the amazing graphics capabilities supported by its truly scalable processing power,” said Moshe Steiner, Lucid’s chief executive officer.

The Hydra engine sits between the chipset and multi-GPUs and acts like a dispatch processor within a graphics processing unit (GPU) to distribute tasks among the processors. The technology drives the GPUs, performing scalable rendering of a particular image or scene, and relies on “unique adaptive decomposition and acceleration algorithms to overcome bottlenecks”. The Hydra engine combines a PCI Express 1.1. system-on-chip (Tensilica Diamond 212GP programmable general purpose processor) with exclusive software technologies that load-balances graphics processing tasks, delivering near-linear to above-linear performance with two, three or more graphics cards.

“One of the Hydra engine’s main benefits to OEMS is that they can develop a single motherboard to work with either AMD or Nvidia multi-GPU configurations,” said Mr. Steiner.

The Hydra 100-series is available now for customer validation with volume delivery expected in Q4 2008.

Discussion

Comments currently: 1
Discussion started: 08/21/08 09:37:48 AM
Latest comment: 08/21/08 09:37:48 AM

[1-1]

1. 
I'll take one of Nvidia's inferior high latency nForce 200 processors instead with my new Nahalem CPU and board.

Seriously though this is really good news if works well. No doubt this will embarrass Nvidia too.
0 0 [Posted by: Pixelated  | Date: 08/21/08 09:37:48 AM]
Reply

[1-1]

Add your Comment




Related news

Latest News

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

10:40 pm | ARM Preps Second-Generation “Artemis” and “Maya” 64-Bit ARMv8-A Offerings. ARM Readies 64-Bit Cores for Non-Traditional Applications

7:38 pm | AMD Vows to Introduce 20nm Products Next Year. AMD’s 20nm APUs, GPUs and Embedded Chips to Arrive in 2015

4:08 am | Microsoft to Unify All Windows Operating Systems for Client PCs. One Windows OS will Power PCs, Tablets and Smartphones

Monday, July 21, 2014

10:32 pm | PQI Debuts Flash Drive with Lightning and USB Connectors. PQI Offers Easy Way to Boost iPhone or iPad Storage

10:08 pm | Japan Display Begins to Mass Produce IPS-NEO Displays. JDI Begins to Mass Produce Rival for AMOLED Panels

12:56 pm | Microsoft to Fire 18,000 Employees to Boost Efficiency. Microsoft to Perform Massive Job Cut Ever Following Acquisition of Nokia