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"Understanding the Role of Integrated GPUs in Vision Applications," a Presentation from ARM

Roberto Mijat, Visual Computing Marketing Manager at ARM, presents the "Understanding the Role of Integrated GPUs in Vision Applications" tutorial at the May 2015 Embedded Vision Summit.

Today, systems-on-chip (SoCs) used in applications such as smart TVs, smartphones and tablets typically include a multi-core CPU with single-instruction, multiple-data capabilities as well as a GPU that can be harnessed for parallel computation (in addition to its traditional role handling 3D graphics).

This presentation explores when it makes sense to utilize the GPU as a coprocessor for computer vision algorithms, what to expect from the GPU, and other key considerations. Roberto illustrates these concepts using real-life use cases from applications such as real-time face beautification, gesture user-interface, and vision-based automotive safety.