Does ArcGIS Server 10.1 or any of its extensions (e.g. 3D Analyst, Spatial Analyst) take advantage of GPU processing?

Dell have a new server, the R820, that has an option to include a GPU. Hence the interest.

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    There is an ArcGIS Idea requesting Manifold-like GPGPU capabilities that is "under consideration". However, I would be surprised to hear if there is anything like this planned for the next version of ArcGIS, especially on the server side. – blah238 Feb 7 '13 at 3:28
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    I wouldn't hold your breath, given how long it's taken ESRI to take advantage of such basic things as 64-bit processors. – Dan C Feb 7 '13 at 4:15
  • I know that there was some talk of them experimenting with CUDA, but this was more for consuming 3D resources, and for the clients to have the Graphics Cards. – Simon Feb 7 '13 at 9:33

Server doesn't take advantage of GPU processing, nor do the extensions you mention. System requirements for Server don't mention GPUs at all.

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