Speaker / Predavač : Dr Joakim Lindblad

Title / Naslov: GPGPU + Golf = Money?

Abstract / Abstrakt:

Thanks to the push from an ever increasing desire for more realistic renderings of blood and explosions when entertaining our children, the processing power of the Graphics Processing Units (GPU) greatly exceeds the computing power of the main processor (CPU) of a modern PC. With the increasing programmability of GPUs, these chips are capable of performing more than the specific graphics computations for which they were designed. Thus General-Purpose computation on GPUs (GPGPU) has emerged as the buzzword of the year, promising near super computing performance on commodity hardware. This Thursday, I will show how the power of the GPU can be used for performing real time video analysis, facilitating an enhanced visual experience when watching sport on TV.