Nvidia Nabs a Top Scientist From Stanford - Bits Blog - NYTimes.com:
"Since 2005, Mr. Dally has served as the chairman of Stanford’s vaunted computer science department. More crucially for Nvidia’s immediate aims, Mr. Dally has done extensive research into “stream processing,” which is a form of computing gaining momentum with both scientists and businesses.
The stream processing model helps spread complex tasks across processors with many cores — like Nvidia’s graphics chips, which can contain hundreds of small processing engines versus just a handful of more powerful engines found on standard processors from companies like Intel. Certain types of software jobs run much faster on the many-core chips, making them desirable for organizations taking on some of the toughest tasks."
This sounds promising. Hopefully we'll see more of this innovation in the market from Nvidia after Google killed off a previous attempt by gobbling up PeakStream.