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# DirectX

## General Purpose GPUs for Network Analytics

by on November 24, 2013

So, a big deal was made about a paper from some university researchers somewhere (source here) noting the efficacy of using GPGPUs for Network Analysis (obstensibly as a

correlation sieve for all the streams of information being presented).  While this is a GREAT paper, it neglects a few critical points that someone who’s a bit more familiar with the platforms might pick up.

1. the rise of APUs.
2. Power consumption and Thermals
3. Form factor

Let’s tackle these individually (and yes, in a cursory manner):