Nvidia to Hit the x86 CPUs With CUDA Capability
Your CPU will be able to do CUDA.
We've heard rumors that Nvidia been dipping its toe into the x86 CPU market, and today the graphics company made an announcement related to that – but it's not what you think.
Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang revealed that the company will bring its CUDA programming language to "any computer, or any server in the world," with the help of the Portland Group (PGI).
Specifically, this means that systems without Nvidia GPUs will be able to process CUDA code, giving the company its answer to Microsoft's DirectCompute and the more open OpenCL.
Nvidia says that its CUDA without a GPU will run best on multicore CPUs and will be ideal for servers.