RE: GPGPU (general-purpose GPU) development?
Waylan Choy stashed this in Computing
"So, what Tim was saying is that the 2 distinct platforms will converge, to an even greater extent than, for instance, OpenCl, affords. A salient quote from the interview:
TS: No, I see exactly where you're heading. In the next console generation you could have consoles consist of a single non-commodity chip. It could be a general processor, whether it evolved from a past CPU architecture or GPU architecture, and it could potentially run everything—the graphics, the AI, sound, and all these systems in an entirely homogeneous manner. That's a very interesting prospect, because it could dramatically simplify the toolset and the processes for creating software."