What if Ageia wasn’t really trying to make things clow up prettier, but instead had a plot to create high-performance computing with off the shelf parts … namely their physics card.  At the GDC, a company called Codeplay talked about their new auto-parallelizing compiler.  It’s called Sieve and it is target to run on three different platforms, multicore x86, Ageia’s PhysX, and IBM’s Cell.  Read on to hear the rest of the secrets Ars Technica has discovered, before someone silences them.

Step 1 – get the gamers to install a PPU
Step 2 – shhhhh!
Step 3 – Profit!
“What if I told you that most of what the tech press thinks they know about Ageia and the PhysX PPU is completely wrong? What if I told you that there’s more to PhysX than physics? And what if I said that there exists a grand unified theory of stream computing and the high-performance computing (HPC) market that’s simple and perhaps even a bit obvious, but it makes sense of all the stream-computing-related press releases from NVIDIA, AMD/ATI, Ageia, Peakstream, and others that have been coming down the wire in past year?

Maybe you’d think I’m crazy, but you should hear me out first. ”

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