I was reading this question about CPU's used in space and that got me thinking about the practical applications of GPUs for space-bound vessels. I'm wondering if we ever sent a radiation-hardened GPU to Mars or something, seeing as GPUs are extremely good at multi-threading processes. Anyone have any Insight on this (bad pun intended)?
Upon a precusory search (the results went over my knowledge threshold quickly)...
The only thing I could really find is this: https://www.sbir.gov/sbirsearch/detail/1482621
Which is kind of making me think we haven't perfected radiation hardened GPUs...
Regardless, the question is:
- Have we used GPUs for practical applications in space-bound vessels?
- What for? Or, if the answer is no, what is preventing us from doing so?
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