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What is a GPU?
Graphics processing unit, or GPU, is a specialized chip that provides 2D or 3D images. Display adapters contain one or more GPUs to allow fast graphics rendering.
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2012-05-17 Virtualized GPU speeds cloud computing graphics
NVIDIA's VGX platform handles 100 users in a single server powered by one VGX board, improving user density on a single server.
2015-10-14 VeriSilicon to buy embedded GPU IP vendor
VeriSilicon said the addition of Vivante will provide a shot in the arm for its growing IP portfolio in a deal that will also increase VeriSilicon's exposure to the Tier One customer base.
2012-11-15 Tesla K20 GPU accelerators ready for supercomputers
Nvidia's Tesla K20 GPUs are said to be the firm's top flight chips to date, providing 90 per cent of the performance for the Titan supercomputer at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
2010-08-04 System controllers for cars integrate CPU, GPU
A new series of vehicle-system LSI controllers integrates a CPU core and a graphics-display controller for video capture and communications in automobiles.
2005-06-01 Supernova collapse simulated on a GPU
A simulated study allows researchers to leverage the power of GPUs for improving visual-application performance.
2013-07-31 Super Micro Computer showcases GPU powered solutions
Super Micro Computer's enterprise-class supercomputing solutions covers the widest range applications from supercomputing clusters for compute-intensive scientific and engineering based modelling.
2002-11-28 SiS launches latest generation Xabre GPU
Silicon Integrated Systems' Xabre600 GPU provides complete Pro 8X8 support that allows the memory to run in sync with the graphics engine at 300MHz.
2002-04-29 SiS GPU supports AGP8X, DirectX8.1
Claimed to be the world's first GPU to support AGP8X and DirectX 8.1 functions, the Xabre400 from Silicon Integrated Systems (SiS) Corp. provides a bandwidth of 2.1GHztwice that of previous GPUs that supported the AGP4X bus.
2011-11-11 SDK update features GPU-based processing
The enhanced Matrox Imaging Library 9 delivers GenICam support and improved code reading and verification.
2010-05-06 SDK boosts GPU, CPU app performance
AMD has launched the ATI Stream SDK v2.1 that helps developers accelerate application performance by leveraging the CPU and GPU resources in a given system.
2013-11-07 Rockchip gains licences to ARM processor, GPU tech
The agreement gives Rockchip access to ARMv8-A and ARMv7 processors including the ARM Cortex-A57, Cortex-A53 and Cortex-A12 processors, the ARM Mali GPU family and ARM CoreLink technology.
2011-11-14 Planned 8-way GPU geared for smartphones
ARM has announced that its Mali-T658 design features image processing, augmented reality or running physics engine software for games.
2006-02-07 Nvidia's new GPU designed for AGP
Nvidia announced its new Nvidia GeForce 7800 GS graphics processing unit for AGP-based PCs.
2008-08-11 Nvidia revs up GeForce GPU line
Nvidia Corp. introduces three new desktop GeForce 9 Series GPUs that bring support for Nvidia PhysX technology and CUDA general-purpose parallel computing to mainstream PC computing markets.
2013-06-20 Nvidia opens GPU family for vendor licensing
Nvidia to license current Kepler GPU product family as well as the modem technology Nvidia acquired from Icera a few years back.
2007-03-08 Nvidia mobile GPU based on TSMC 65nm process
Nvidia is the first to see chips with embedded DRAM based on the 65nm process from Taiwan Semiconductor Mfg Co. The graphics firm used the process for its latest mobile GPU, TSMC said.
2010-11-22 Nvidia GPU to power exascale computer
Nvidia is developing a thousand-core graphics chip with each core capable of handling four double precision floating-point operations per clock cycle--the equivalent of 10 teraflops on a chip.
2006-05-26 Nvidia GPU targets business notebooks
Nvidia Corp. announced that the new Quadro NVS 300M graphics processing unit.
2010-11-17 Nvidia GPU supercomputing available on demand from AWS
Nvidia announced that enterprises and start-ups will now be able to access the supercomputing-class performance of Nvidia Tesla GPUs through Amazon's Elastic Compute Cloud offering, called Cluster GPU Instances. This new offering expands the available options for flexible, on-demand high performance computing within the Amazon Web Services cloud.
2004-04-29 Nvidia GPU designed with Synopsys platform
Synopsys has announced that Nvidia's new GeForce 6800 graphics processing unit was designed with Synopsys' Galaxy Design Platform.
2013-07-25 Nvdia launches 12Gb GPU for 4k resolutions
The Quadro K6000 GPU is based on the NVIDIA Kepler architecture and features a 12GB ultra-fast GDDR5 graphics memory, 2,880 streaming multi-processor (SMX) cores and an ultra-low latency video I/O.
2005-08-18 New GPU from NVIDIA
NVIDIA introduced its new NVIDIA GeForce 7800 GT GPU that brings support for next-generation gaming technologies, including Shader Model 3.0, HDR lighting, and NVIDIA SLI multi-GPU technology, to lower price points.
2010-12-20 Multicore silicon GPU exceeds 1GHz
Vivante announced that licensees of its GC series architecture have exceeded 1GHz in clock frequencies. The GPUs target next-gen game consoles, tablets, smartphones, automotive displays and home entertainment apps.
2011-07-14 Mobile graphics processor touts fastest GPU
AMD claims its Radeon HD 6990M GPU boasts 25-percent higher performance than any other notebook GPU announced.
2002-05-23 Matrox rolls out 512-bit GPU
Matrox Graphics Inc. has unveiled what it claims to be world's first 512-bit GPU that is capable of displaying over 1 billion colors to support high fidelity 2D and 3D image rendering.
2006-03-29 Kyocera selects Nvidia GPU for latest 3G mobile phone
Nvidia announced that Kyocera has chosen Nvidia's GoForce 4000 handheld GPU for its new CDMA EVDO phone, the W41K.
2009-02-20 Is mindshare shifting from CPU to GPU? Intel to Nvidia?
Will the world's PC consumers in the future believe Nvidia-style graphics is the true core of the PC or Intel's CPU-plus-reasonably-good-GPU vision?
2008-03-19 Intel poised to take on Nvidia, ATI in GPU arena
Intel has announced that, in line with its plans to enter the high-end graphics market next year with the release of the Larrabee processor, its software development tools will take the platform above products from competitors Nvidia and AMD's ATI Technologies.
2009-03-12 Initiative to support GPU computing startups
NVIDIA Corp. has launched the GPU Ventures Program, a new global initiative whose aim is to identify, support and invest in early stage companies leveraging the GPU for visual and other computing applications.
2014-01-09 Imagination's GPU cores aimed at mass-market apps
The PowerVR Series6XE Rogue GPU IP cores are designed to enable high-quality graphics for products such as entry-level mobile devices and tablets, as well as wearables, DTVs and STBs.
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