NVIDIA/AGEIA Q&A

The NVIDIA AGEIA PhysX Acquisition Q&A on FiringSquad talks with NVIDIA's Derek Perez about the acquisition of AGEIA, a fellow all-caps hardware company. He uses the same "heterogeneous computing model" phrase used yesterday to announce the move (story), an interesting take, since it sounds like they plan to homogenize AGEIA's PPU onto their GPUs, saying "Physics is a natural for processing on the GPU." As for existing stand-alone PhysX cards, he says: "We will continue to support the current line of Ageia products that are on the market today."
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It is rather funny to see NVIDIA do a 180 from last year when they were saying how AGEIA wasn't necessary to now all the sudden physics necessitates the parallelization techniques which are best suited to a PPU on their GPU's.

Does kind of make me snicker. Devs just have to become more proficient in multithreading and gamers have to get off their ass and buy a decent multicore CPU.

Havok has alot of potential still if Intel doesn't stifle them. We need good API's, SDK's and toolkits for implementing it then things will be golden.

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