Ep 114: Use of graphics cards for neural networks



Use of graphics cards for neural networks

Your graphics card holds a GPU—graphics processing unit. Unlike your CPU, which does one operation at a time, the GPU does many simple operations on many numbers at once. This allows your computer to run your favorite game, and it can be used to run artificial neural networks, and implement deep learning.

Here’s an amusing short video that demonstrates the difference between the sequential CPU approach, and the parallel processing of a GPU.

Mythbusters Demo GPU versus CPU


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