With the continuous increase in the demand for performance improvement within the constraints of mobile devices, it is necessary to look for general computing power in places other than the CPU. The GPU provides a compelling source of this power in the form of General Purpose GPU (GPGPU) computation: the use of the GPU for computation tasks traditionally reserved for the CPU. Through the use of GPGPU techniques, mobile devices can provide the enriched user experience that customers demand, while achieving power reduction and performance improvement. This white paper will:

  • Introduce the trend in mobile device computation
  • Highlight use cases for GPGPU with selected examples
  • Discuss the requirements for supporting GPGPU