- Aug 25, 2001
So now, not only is Nvidia's chairman selling GPUs that can be used for Compute (*formerly called GPGPU - "General Purpose"), he's rum0ored to be attempting to effectively regulate WHAT PROGRAMS are ALLOWED to be run on the GPUs that they mfg?
Imaging if Intel decided to decree, that their CPUs, could no longer be used for searching for prime numbers.
This whole idea is a slippery slope that I am NOT willing to go down.
And to think, this is all just an (alleged) stupid band-aid, over their mfg and supply-chain issues.
If Nvidia could effectively supply all of their GPU markets with product, this wouldn't even be an issue.
Edit: If this rumor turns out to be true, expect class-action lawsuits against NVidia, much like what happened to Sony with the PS3 losing functionality (running Linux) after people purchased them.
Now, ALL NVIDIA RETAILERS will be forced to post a prominent disclaimer of the software that is NOT ALLOWED to be run on these GPUs, or they will get sued as well.
NVidia to phase out all existing Ampere PCI device-ids, phase in EtH mining "block" across ALL new Ampere line-up!