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One of the first ads in the IEEE magazine this month is for NVidia Tesla rack-mount server blades. I'm not sure who exactly is buying these GPU computers but apparently somebody is. They're obviously awesome in terms of flops per watt, which is the real important metric, but there aren't that many applications that can get a good win from them currently (almost all of those applications are some kind of finite element simulation).
It is interesting the way parallelism and GPU computing have brought us back to brute force. It's sort of like how doing custom clever hardware keeps getting beat by cheap off the shelf cobbled together parts, similarly doing custom clever software can now be easily beat by just doing brute force and going wide. For example, I've been looking at some fancy high-dimensional nearest neighbor acceleration structures such as approximate KD tree searches, BD trees (box decomposition) and VP trees (vantage point) (see the nice free packages ANN or Ranger ). They in fact do work great on single cores, but you can beat them easily by just doing dumb brute force and going super wide.
People are so selfish and unashamed. There's this weird intersection where Rainier Ave hits Jackson and 14th and turns into Boren that I go through most days on my way home. Yes, it's kind of weird there, I grant that. But I've seen three different times now some jackass gets confused and is in the wrong lane, like he's in the left lane and suddenly realizes he needs to turn right - and the jackass either slams on his brakes and puts on his turn signal and stops in the middle of flowing traffic, or just cuts right across dense traffic to make the turn anyway.
WTF. You fucked up, you got confused, you were in the wrong lane - you don't get to turn now ! Fucking go past and pull out of traffic and get your shit together and come back when you can make the turn without fucking stopping in the road. I just don't understand how someone can think that's okay. You fucked up, now you have to eat the pain yourself. You don't inflict your fuckup on the rest of the world. I miss turns myself from time to time, but I fucking keep going and circle back around, I don't make other people suffer for my mistake. It's fucking selfish and inconsiderate.
Similarly, if you are a fucking tard who sucks at parallel parking, don't try to do it on a busy street where you jam up a million people waiting for your dumb ass to pull in and out over and over while you fail to park. You should be ashamed of your suckitude and you should pull off the arterial route so you can park in privacy and not inconvenience us all.