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AMD’s new Ryzen 6000 processor

AMD announced the Fusion project in 2006 after the acquisition of ATI: the integrating of a GPU with the CPU. However, Intel beat AMD to it and in January 2011 introduced the Clarkdale with an integrated GPU. AMD came out in June 2011 with the Llano and called it an APU—Accelerated Processing Unit. AMD always had more shader cores than … Read more

Happy birthday, PIXEL

On a cool early autumn day in Bellingham, WA, in 1965. The Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers—SPIE staff were still in the glow of celebrating their 15th anniversary when they published Frederic Billingsley’s paper, Digital Video Processing at JPL.

Happy birthday PIXEL

 Image credit, JVC Creative Commons   On a cool early autumn day in Bellingham, WA, in 1965. The Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers—SPIE staff were still in the glow of celebrating their 15th anniversary when they published Frederic Billingsley’s paper, Digital Video Processing at JPL. They didn’t know it at the time, but it was a landmark publication and firmly … Read more

Tribute: the father of the pixel

Frederic Crockett Billingsley was an American engineer who developed techniques for digital image processing while at JPL working on U.S space probes to the moon, Mars, and other planets.