GPU Computing: Past, Present and Future
Tianhe-1, Chinese National University of Defense Technology (NUDT) Supercomputer: 2560 Radeon HD 4870 X2 : 4’096’000 shaders processors (1600 sp * 2560 nodes
Micheal Chu (Product Manager, ATI Stream Computing Software) has published a 45-page PDF that relates the history of GPU computing via ATI Stream and Radeon HD 4000 (the past), OpenCL and Radeon HD 5000 (the present) and OpenCL and AMD Fusion (the future – beginning of the era of heterogeneous systems – APU: accelerated Processing Unit).
OpenCL vs CUDA
The PDF is available HERE.