[Libre-soc-dev] daily kan-ban update 20aug2020

Alain D D Williams addw at phcomp.co.uk
Thu Aug 20 19:44:09 BST 2020

On Thu, Aug 20, 2020 at 07:35:00PM +0100, Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 20, 2020 at 7:25 PM Jacob Lifshay <programmerjake at gmail.com> wrote:
> > my assumption has been video processing unit, since we're adding
> > instructions to accelerate video decode (and maybe encode too).
> yep VPU.  we're including audio in that as well, because lauri pointed
> out that audio processing can be really quite CPU-intensive.

So how does our VPU differ from a GPU ?

[[ I'm feeling better that a glossary is really useful ]]

Below is my glossary entry for GPU:

    Graphics processing unit.                                                                                         
    Special purpose processor optimised for graphics and image generation,                                            
    often able to run in parallel -- the same instructions on                                                         
    different data at the same time.                                                                                  
    Contrast with \gls{CPU} and \gls{VPU}.                                                                            
    See: \href{https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Graphics_processing_unit}{Wikipedia}                                     

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