Very educational webcast re “GPU Computing for Rugged Applications”, presented by GE Intelligent Platforms and Mercury Computer Systems. Catch the last half-hour over at http://www.militaryaerospace.com/webcasts/2012/10/gpu-computing.html. Lots on GPGPUs that can reduce latency on image/video processing for realtime viewing. Of most interest to me is applications from UAV solutions to micro- and nanosatellite image/video sensors and parallelisation in this space.

Interesting quote: “we are swimming in sensors and drowning in data”. Looking at what GE is using: Nvidia’s EXK107 with 384 processor cores on board. Thought that quad cores on mobile phones was ridiculous. This is just mind boggling. Funny that on the spec sheet they are walking us through there is no info of how much current this draws. Maybe that doesn’t matter for them, but that sure is something that would be of interest to me!

Wonder if this GPUDirect open-source standard can help at the Arduino end of electronics…