BARCELONA, Spain, Feb. 28, 2012 /CNW/ - YOUi Labs, experts in developing Natural User Interfaces (NUI) for embedded
platforms, examines in a new white paper how both General Purpose
Graphics Processing Units (GPGPU) and The Khronos Group's OpenCL
specification can be used in a NUI engine to best utilize the available
hardware for efficiency and improved user experience.
"We are excited to harness the power of GPGPU Chips using the OpenCL
specification for embedded platforms to enable us to design and develop
richer natural user experiences," said YOUi Labs CEO Jason Flick.
NUIs must perform without hesitation and require more graphical
processing power than traditional UIs. Unlike video games, however, a
NUI's content is not predictable and can not be cached or
pre-processed. Due to this real-time content requirement, both CPU and
GPU utilization must be carefully balanced to maximize NUI performance.
"The adoption of GPGPU and the Khronos OpenCL specification will enable
us to offload precious CPU cycles traditionally required to perform
real-time calculation on larger data sets to more efficient GPGPU cores
speeding up the UI and saving power," said YOUi Labs CTO Stuart Russell.
YOUi Labs is deep into the implementation of the strategies discussed in
this white paper and will publish the technical results for performance
benchmarks and power usage in the coming months.
The "Levering GPGPU and OpenCL Technologies for Natural User Interfaces"
white paper is available as a public download from the YOUi Labs website as well as The Khronos Group website.
About YOUi Labs
When art meets science, something great happens. We live at that
intersection. We're a unique blend of math and physics engineers, visual artists and interaction designers who understand the true value of a great user experience. YOUi Labs exists to teach device manufacturers the new rules governing intimate
user interfaces so they can swiftly meet - even exceed - their
customers' new expectations. We build the products that do that.
About The Khronos Group
The Khronos Group is an industry consortium creating open standards to
enable the authoring and acceleration of graphics, parallel computing,
dynamic media and sensor processing on a wide variety of platforms and
devices. Khronos standards include OpenGL, OpenGL ES, WebGL, WebCL,
OpenCL, OpenMAX, OpenVG, OpenSL ES, OpenKODE, StreamInput and COLLADA.
All Khronos members are able to contribute to the development of
Khronos specifications, are empowered to vote at various stages before
public deployment, and are able to accelerate the delivery of their
cutting-edge media platforms and applications through early access to
specification drafts and conformance tests. More information is
available at www.khronos.org.
(YOUi Labs is a registered trade mark of YOUi Labs Inc. Other names used
here may be registered trademarks of their respective owners.)
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