A Supercomputer in your PC?
According to Betanews, Nvidia has just released the first public beta of its CUDA development kit, an application developed to take advantage of a video card processing power to transform any system into a super number-crunching machine. Unfortunately, it appears that the software will only compatible with Nvidia's 8800 series of graphic cards, so if you are a developer and want to try this out, you'll have to shell out at least $600.
NVidia's objective is to exploit an untapped reservoir on users' desktops and notebooks. While multi-core architecture has driven parallelism in computing into the mainstream, multi-pipeline architecture should theoretically catapult it into the stratosphere. But applications today are naturally written to be executed by the CPU, so any GPU-driven parallelism that's going to happen in programming must be evangelized first.