Started by Kadri, December 02, 2009, 11:01:04 pm
Quote from: zaai999 on December 04, 2009, 02:20:02 pmnow if nVidia or ATi would come out with a prototype video card of the same calibar of intel's 48 core prototype processor, that would be sweet.
Quote from: Kadri on December 04, 2009, 01:41:57 pmNjeneb if i remember correctly did Newtek bring Lightwave to PC in 1994 or 1995 ? That was the first time i used it i think ...?Kadri.
Quote from: Cyber-Angel on December 04, 2009, 08:40:16 pmQuote from: Kadri on December 04, 2009, 01:41:57 pmNjeneb if i remember correctly did Newtek bring Lightwave to PC in 1994 or 1995 ? That was the first time i used it i think ...?Kadri.It was 1994 that Newtek ported Lightwave to the PC though you might recall that it was introduced by Newtek as part of the Videotoaster on the Amiga platform in 1990. Regards to you. Cyber-Angel
Quote from: njeneb on December 05, 2009, 08:41:51 amCyber is correct. I bought a Video Toaster just to use Lightwave in 1990. Then Newtek came out with the PC version in 1994. They also made the Video Flyer in 1993, but it did not really hit the consumer until 1995. (?) It was about this time that PC's broke the 16 color barrier in most computers sold.
Quote from: latego on December 06, 2009, 05:00:38 amyou still find legions of idiots hand optimizing obscure loops.
Quote from: njeneb on December 08, 2009, 10:03:25 amI programmed for size more than speed. I was a good programmer, but I knew people who were much better.
Quote from: latego on December 06, 2009, 05:00:38 amAbout processing power: yesterday evening I was updating a dusty Java toolkit and I run an FFT bechmark applet.In 1985, I ran my first serious 1024-samples FFT using an Apple II (8 bit micro, 1 MHz, 40 bit floating point numbers done in software, BASIC) and it took 635 second for a run.Now, the Java 1.6 version, running on a 64 bit micro, at 3 GHz, hardware floating point, was 4.4 MILLION times fasters (140 microseconds).And all this on ONE core.And, at the same time, you still find legions of idiots hand optimizing obscure loops.Bye