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I downloaded the software and am going to take a look. I think it will require a new build of applications to take advantage of this, but i have a lot of reading to do of stuff that may be a bit over my head.
The question is, why do you want the GPU as a CPU ? This will only help you significantly if you have a lot of GPUs hooked together.
The GPU is designed for doing graphical stuff, while the CPU is designed to do general app stuff. Unless you're doing something graphical or scientific that would benefit from a graphical point of view, there is no use in using a GPU as a CPU.
I think you didn't get the point of running programs on the GPU.
No game will benefit from that.
Modern GPUs are highly parallel working CPUs, specialized on working on chunks of (graphical) data, like the SIMD extensions in a normal CPU. So every task that can be programmed to run in many parallel threads can benefit from running on a GPU. Examples are media-encoding, folding molecules for cancer research or simply calculating physics in games.
But you can't take any application and run it on a GPU, the application has to be written for it. And it won't speed up games, since games are specifically written to use the GPU (except the physics thing).
I haven't looked into this, but if it's anything like trying to find something applicable to run on a Cell processor, it'd be tough work. I was investigating getting a PS3 just for this, but ultimately didn't bother.