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Jetpack contest winner created prototype to harnesses GPU power to process data

Jetpack is a Mozilla Labs project which makes it possible for anyone who knows standard web skills (HTML, Javascript, CSS) to make Firefox add-ons. Mozilla announced the winner of Jetpack 0.5 contest, Alexander Miltsev of Moscow created a prototype “jetpack-to-CUDA,” that provides Jetpack developers with a simple way to offload intense processing tasks to GPUs. CUDA (demo video above) is NVidia’s parallel computing architecture – and with CUDA-capable chips in more than 100 million PCs, Miltsev’s handiwork could enable some seriously cool (and powerful) Jetpack add-ons to be developed.

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