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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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2011-06-15 SDKs optimize apps for OpenCL
AMD has released several software development tools that aim to help designers optimize their applications for OpenCL standards.
2011-11-11 SDK update features GPU-based processing
The enhanced Matrox Imaging Library 9 delivers GenICam support and improved code reading and verification.
2012-06-13 SDK paves way for OpenCL adoption
AMD's APP SDK 2.7software development kit features the industry's first conformant implementation of OpenCL 1.2 as well as support for C++.
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.
2014-06-02 SBCs make for cheaper access to supercomputer
Single-board computers including Raspberry Pi, Parallela, Renderfarm, and Nvidia's TK1 have made high-performance computing accessible to everyone, being bank- and power-friendly.
2014-11-17 Samsung, Nvidia patent tiff: Uncovering the truth
One of the curious twists in this legal fight is that Samsung, while countersuing Nvidia, also sued a Richmond, Virginia-based company called Velocity Micro, a user of Nvidia's graphics chip.
2012-11-21 Samsung to debut ARM-based SoC at ISSCC
Several major new microprocessors will be showcased at next year's International Solid-State Circuits Conference. Samsung's SoC using ARM A15 and A7 cores and Renesas' 28nm integrated handset SoC are some of the expected unveilings.
2006-05-25 Reference design brings H.264/VC-1 to consumer PCs
Micronas has launched what it claims to be the first PCI Express H.264/VC-1 decoder reference design for the PC market.
2012-03-06 Qualcomm unfazed by competition
A Qualcomm executive claims they are not afraid of the competition. For Qualcomm, what matters most is what happens when its chips got into users' hands, via their favorite mobile device.
2005-08-05 Pulse to supply coupled Inductors for Volterra multi-phase chipsets
Volterra Semiconductor Corp. has selected Pulse as a supplier of multi-phase, coupled inductors for use with 4G regulator chipsets.
2013-05-28 ProximusDA, ST team up for SoC TLM virtual prototypes
The collaboration combines ProximusDA's expertise in parallel code distribution with ST's deep knowledge of Transaction Level Modelling and advanced distributed-computing architecture.
2011-11-18 Power use restricts HPC progress, says CEO
Concerns regarding the rise of energy consumption are pushing processor makers to go beyond the limits in order to take supercomputing to the next level.
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.
2011-05-05 PCIe products offer tight syncronization
National Instruments introduces the NI PXIe-6674T timing module and the NI PXIe-PCIe8388 controller, offering to extend platform capabilities for multichassis sytems.
2008-08-27 PCIe 2 switch supports Radeon graphics designs
PLX Technology Inc. announced its PEX 8647 PCIe Gen 2 switch has been chosen to provide high-performance, peer-to-peer fan-out operation on AMD's ATI Radeon HD 4870 X2 Dual-GPU graphics card.
2015-03-30 Paving the way for Exascale computing
Here is an article that explores the promises and challenges surrounding Exascale computing, which is touted as the next big goal in supercomputer performance.
2010-07-08 Opinion: Tsunami to hit electronics shore
There's a tsunami to the vast electronics ocean. EDA might well be able to catch the wavewith a little bit of savvy, ingenuity and engineering know-how.
2014-12-10 OPF eyes more Power innovations, partners
IBM's OPF assists in building U.S. DOE's Coral next-generation supercomputers. It also helps in processing big data and developing flash memory applications that support its CAPI interconnect.
2011-07-26 OpenMP releases new 3.1 OpenMP 3.1 spec
OpenMP has released the updated OpenMP 3.1 spec that features predefined min and max reduction operators for C++ and C and supports optimizations within the OpenMP tasking model.
2015-03-23 Open Power Summit showcases high-end boards for data centres
The Open Power Foundation, which includes IBM, aims to offer an alternative source of high-end server technology with big data centres and international governments among the first to show interest.
2008-02-07 NXP, ARM expand MCU tech licensing deal
NXP Semiconductors and ARM have expanded their partnership with a new licensing agreement, including the ARM Cortex-M3 processor and other ARM technology.
2008-09-11 Nvidia-Opera tie-up brings optimized Web browsing
Nvidia Corp. and Opera Software are working together to develop the full desktop Web-browsing experience. This includes the support for JavaScript, accelerated vector graphics and video content to smart phones and mobile Internet devices.
2009-12-17 Nvidia, NTU study the origins of the universe
A team of researchers at NTU's Center for Quantum Science and Engineering is studying the interactions of sub-atomic particles.
2006-03-10 Nvidia, Intel to bring 3D gaming to handheld devices
Nvidia Corp. announced that it has combined the processing capabilities of the NVIDIA GoForce with Intel's Monahans to deliver a powerful development platform to content developers.
2013-11-20 Nvidia, IBM take on enterprise-scale supercomputing
IBM and Nvidia will collaborate to develop GPU-accelerated versions of enterprise software applications on IBM Power Systems.
2006-06-12 Nvidia, Freescale to deliver design for Windows Mobile platforms
Nvidia and Freescale have collaborated on a reference design for developing multimedia-enabled products based on the Microsoft Windows Mobile 5.0 platform.
2010-04-01 Nvidia, AMD go head-to-head on adapter cards
Ranking according to price, power consumption and performance, Jon Peddie Research gives AMD's HD5870 graphics adapter cards nearly twice the score of Nvidia's GTX480 cards.
2006-06-22 Nvidia's PureVideo brings HD movies to PCs
Nvidia's PureVideo HD technology promises outstanding HD DVD and Blu-ray movie playback on PCs.
2007-11-05 Nvidia's PC gaming chip goes on sale
Nvidia Corp. has started selling its latest graphics processing unit (GPU) for PC game enthusiasts.
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.
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