When CPUs Just Can’t Keep Up
GPUs Overcome Processing Bottlenecks
A CPU (central processing unit) is the computer’s chief executive: it makes decisions and issues instructions. A GPU (graphics processing unit) is the computer’s assembly line: it does the same thing over and over again very fast, and it has lots of worker bees to do the task simultaneously. You need both, but when you want to absorb, analyze, and visualize massive, complex, streaming data in real-time, you benefit dramatically using the GPU – 100x faster than a CPU.
The Problem With CPUs Alone
Don’t Send a CPU to do a GPU’s Job
What You Can Do With A GPU
GPUs process data up to 100x faster than CPUs, making it possible to ingest, analyze, and visualize large, complex, and streaming data in real-time.
The Mythbusters Demo GPU Versus CPU
The Mythbusters, Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman, use art and science to demonstrate the power of GPU computing in this minute-and-a-half video.