## Parallel Computing

Parallel Computing on wiki

## Folding@Home

## GPU

- Graphics Processing Unit
- "Very efficient at manipulating computer graphics, and their highly prarlell structure makes them more efficient than general-purpose CPUs for a range of complex algorithms."
- A Graphics Processing Unit is a processor attached to the graphics card dedicated to calculating floating point operations.
- A graphics accellerator incorporates custom microchips which contain special mathematical operations commonly used in graphics rendering. The efficiency of the microchips therefore determines the effectiveness of the graphics accelerator.

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