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.

GPU Benefits

Introduction to GPUs for Data Analytics