What is a GPU?

GPU is a graphics processing unit used for accelerated computing. A GPU is used in conjunction with a CPU (Central Processing Unit) to accelerate deep learning, analytics, and engineering applications.

A GPU offloads compute-intensive portions of an application while the remainder is on the CPU to give the user the perspective that the application is running faster.

What is the difference between a CPU and a GPU?

A CPU contains a few cores optimized for sequenced serial processing while a GPU has a massively parallel architecture consisting of thousands of smaller more efficient cores designed for handling multiple tasks simultaneously. So, put simply the GPU can do more tasks in parallel than a CPU.


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