Real men have transcoders, ask Google

 Left H.264, right VPG—YouTube   ASICS beat GP chips which beat software—it’s the law. When it comes to fixed-function operations like transcoding that’s especially true. The first transcoding work was done in software on the CPU. It was pretty good and easy to see it would scale with CPU clock rate. Transcoding is a highly redundant operation and so it … Read more

Nvidia’s GeForce Now increases subscribers

In 2020, Nvidia “onboarded” and released an average of 10 games a week. With a new express onboarding pipeline, Nvidia said their goal is to increase that by about half by the year's end. The company has also added support for additional digital game stores.  Jabberwocky update Onboarded or onboarding —  to go through procedures to effectively integrate (a new … Read more

Streaming is the next evolution in media delivery

Streaming gaming is getting a lot of attention, especially with Google’s recent announcement as a provider. All the major gaming companies such as Microsoft, EA, Nvidia, and others are either offering such a service capability or soon will—they’ll have no choice if they want to stay competitive. Media delivery for gaming has evolved from cartridges to tape, to CDs, to … Read more