However, some experts think that the way we see computing like this could be a thing of the past if Nvidia gets its way.
Well, it’s not exactly like that, but from I gather it comes pretty close.
It seems Nvidia has developed a new graphics processing unit (or GPU for short) designed for use on the cloud. Nicknamed kepler, it is believed that a number of well known hardware manufacturers are interested in developing new technology using this new GPU. These include HP, Dell, IBM and Cisco.
Apparently the whole idea is to provide a virtual desktop derived from the cloud via mobile devices such as iPad, tablets and smartphones, and some people have even suggested an in-house gadgetry system in a car.
I must admit, this could prove invaluable for someone like me as I still prefer to use a QWERTY keyboard rather than constantly swiping a screen. The iPad, I know, has a virtual keyboard, but the cost of this device to me is too much to pay just for a keyboard facility. So, it will be interesting to see how the new GPU will enable people like me who are still stuck in PC mode.
Cloud is developing fast in a way that not even Google envisaged, but with the creation of mobile devices, being online permanently seems a sensible solution even when working offline.