[ntp:questions] Anyone ever consider running NTP in an nVidia GPU core?

Todd Glassey tglassey at earthlink.net
Wed Dec 2 02:34:57 UTC 2009


David Mills wrote:
> Todd,
>
> Merrill Lynch manages my investment portfolio, IRAs and trusts. While 
> Greg Johns is the headman, I don't think your paths will cross.
Why's that?
>
> Dave
>
> Todd Glassey wrote:
>
>> David Mills wrote:
>>
>>> Todd,
>>>
>>> Yes, my friends have tripped over all kinds of general applications 
>>> hosted in a GPU. One of the obvious things is onboard space mission 
>>> navigation. But, the darn things run too hot.
>>
>> That's what water coolers are for. I have three very high end ones 
>> here running and they stay comfy... Still I understand totally about 
>> the temperature issues. But hey, if we come up with a model which 
>> would allow nVidia to ship an optional co-processor/NTP Service model 
>> they might adopt us (snicker) - they love this stuff and a real-time 
>> co-processor built specifically to sidestep the pain of the 
>> Southbridge's IO bottlenecks like the cores do, rocks.
>>
>> By the way - this NTPStamp thing is getting traction in one of the 
>> evidence groups - we have come up with a process through 
>> timestampting to allow company's to get rid of the excess baggage SOX 
>> compliance made them add in their roles and responsibilities models 
>> and that turns out to be totally cool...
>>
>> BTW we are working with one of the risk management groups at BofA and 
>> they are going through all the pain of absorbing Merrill which brings 
>> me to ask you who you worked with there. I was working with Jack 
>> Cavenaugh in compliance and the managing partner for silicon valley, 
>> pat williams in taking secured and audited time into their compliance 
>> model.
>>
>>
>> Todd
>>
>>>
>>> Dave
>>>
>>> Todd Glassey wrote:
>>>
>>>> David - I was just looking at a real-time control process a friend 
>>>> had implemented for a controller which is handling some very fast 
>>>> nuclear events and parts of the sensor code is actually running in 
>>>> an nVidia GPU core and it hit me, what a neat timing server it 
>>>> would make. I bring this up because of the other applications for 
>>>> the GPU's (cryptography) as well.
>>>>
>>>> The compilers are all there and it will keep time in the embedded 
>>>> GPU module with an external reference even better. Would be an 
>>>> interesting project.
>>>>
>>>> Todd
>>>
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