[FFmpeg-user] FPGAs

Mark Filipak markfilipak.windows+ffmpeg at gmail.com
Thu Mar 5 00:00:12 EET 2020

On 03/04/2020 04:51 PM, Paul B Mahol wrote:
> On 3/4/20, Mark Filipak <markfilipak.windows+ffmpeg at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On 03/04/2020 11:14 AM, Paul B Mahol wrote:
>>> On 3/4/20, Carl Zwanzig <cpz at tuunq.com> wrote:
>>>> On 3/4/2020 7:39 AM, Paul B Mahol wrote:
>>>>> Not 100% correct.
>>>> Which part? (And does it need to be, anyway? Analogies often aren't but
>>>> still get the points across.)
>>> CPU and GPU...
>> Hi, and thanks for the criticism,
>> I don't mention GPUs because I don't know whether CUDA cores, for
>> example, are actually processors. These days marketing trumps
>> engineering and there's a lot of notions that can't be taken seriously.
>> Just because a thing has 'core' in its name, is it really a core?
> You lost me right there after mentioning CUDA cores.

Oh, sorry Paul.

When I question whether CUDA cores are processors, I'm questioning what 
CUDA is at a rather deep level. If a CUDA core is not actually a core, 
it can still be a processor, right? But if I go further and say that I 
don't know whether CUDA is even a processor, I'm making a very basic 
statement that I don't know anything about CUDA, eh?

Regarding whether "CUDA core" is simply a marketing label, I'm just 
being snarky.

Do you understand, or is your difficulty that you don't know/haven't 
heard of CUDA cores?


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