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Nvidia is being a tease, but your good idea could land you with a Telsa GPU coprocessor based on the future "Kepler" GPU chip. Ahead of its GPU Technical Conference, which runs from May 13 through 17 in San Jose, the graphics chip and math motor maker has announced a competition called "What Would You Do With A Petaflops …

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  1. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    So much for being a global company.

    "OPEN TO LEGAL RESIDENTS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA (EXCLUDING PUERTO RICO AND ITS OTHER TERRITORIES AND POSSESSIONS) AND CANADA (EXCLUDING QUEBEC)."

    1. Michael H.F. Wilkinson

      Re: So much for being a global company.

      I must say I was a bit miffed at not being able to take part. I have several ideas of what to do on a petaflop machine, but as I am not a US or Canadian resident (excluding Quebec (mais pourqoui?)) I cannot send them in. AMD had similar rules for their "what would you do with 48 cores?" competition. There may be some law in the US requiring this, so nVidia may be obliged by law to include this rule. Pity.

      1. Anonymous Coward
        Anonymous Coward

        Re: So much for being a global company.

        There's your loophole... are you a resident of NOT Quebec?

        Mine's the one with De Morgan's laws written on the back...

  2. Captain Obvious
    Joke

    Of course the obligatory....

    "Will it have enough power to play Crysis?"

  3. Shaun 2

    Obviously

    Install doom.

  4. Bill Neal
    Go

    solitare

    just to see the end

  5. I think so I am?

    I what get it to make me a cup of tea and iron my cloths

    1. Pookietoo
      Headmaster

      You'd do better

      to run a spelling and grammar checker on it.

  6. Brezhnev's Shadow
    Boffin

    skype

    Make it run skype in Linux and see if there are any system resources left and does it go into an unrecoverable disk-churning loop, is it just me? ;)

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