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== Definition ==
 
== Definition ==
   
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A '''graphics processing unit''' ('''GPU''') (also called '''graphical processing unit''', '''visual processing unit''' or '''VPU''') is
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A '''graphics processing unit''' ('''GPU''') (also called '''graphic processing unit''', '''visual processing unit''' or '''VPU''') is
   
 
{{Quote|a [[processor]] normally used to power the [[display]] of [[image]]s and motions on [[computer monitor]]s. However, GPUs are equally suited to performing high end [[computation]]s, such as those conducted on [[supercomputer]]s, at higher speeds than the traditional [[CPU]], or [[central processing unit]].<ref>"Supercomputer Glossary" ([http://www.doe.gov/articles/infographic-everything-you-need-know-about-supercomputers full-text]).</ref>}}
 
{{Quote|a [[processor]] normally used to power the [[display]] of [[image]]s and motions on [[computer monitor]]s. However, GPUs are equally suited to performing high end [[computation]]s, such as those conducted on [[supercomputer]]s, at higher speeds than the traditional [[CPU]], or [[central processing unit]].<ref>"Supercomputer Glossary" ([http://www.doe.gov/articles/infographic-everything-you-need-know-about-supercomputers full-text]).</ref>}}

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