is 5 Years Old!

November 15th, 2007

On November 14th, 2002 Mark Harris created a web page on his personal site at the University of North Carolina to track the nascent research area of general-purpose computation on GPUs, naming it “GPGPU”. A year later that web page became GPGPU became an exciting research area, and GPUs are now being used in the “real world” of science, engineering, and business. You can see the original GPGPU web page (November 20, 2002) here, and an early version after it became (August 6, 2003).

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