ATI Stream Technology
GPU and CPU Technology for Accelerated Computing
ATI Stream technology is a set of advanced hardware and software technologies that enable AMD graphics processors (GPUs), working in concert with the system’s central processors (CPUs), to accelerate enabled applications beyond traditional graphics and video processing. This enables balanced platforms to run computationally-intensive tasks more efficiently, providing a better application experience to the end user.
Along with leading third party industry partners and academic institutions worldwide, AMD is building a complete ATI Stream computing ecosystem, one that delivers the performance, applications, software and tools necessary to turn AMD's low-cost application acceleration vision into reality.
Characteristics of GPU acceleration:
- Enable new applications on new architectures
- Parallel problems other than graphics that map well on GPU architecture
- Transition from fixed function to programmable pipelines
- Various proof points in research and industry under the name GPGPU