Nintendo’s NERD division investigating GPGPU powered cloud computing
Posted on May 27, 2013 by Brian(@NE_Brian) in General Nintendo, News
Nintendo’s new NERD division, founded from the basis of Mobiclip, will act as more of a technology investigator. Whereas the teams at Nintendo’s headquarters need to be focus on creating software, NERD plans to look into aspects such as GPGPU powered cloud computing.
NERD CTO Alexandre Delattre said during the most-recent Nintendo Direct:
“The developers at Nintendo headquarters need to spend their time developing the actual platform, so I think we’d like to explore areas that they don’t have time for. For example the possibilities which are opened up by the combination of cloud technologies and new software paradigms like general purpose GPU programming.”
One interesting point: NERD has been hiring researchers in the field of cloud technology, heterogenous computing, and GPGPU development.