Adobe and NVIDIA Collaborating on GPU Acceleration for Flash

adobe-logoAdobe and NVIDIA announced today that GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) acceleration will be included in future releases of the Adobe Flash Player.  Both Adobe and NVIDIA are part of the Open Screen Project, a collaborative project intended to bring rich internet applications to the desktop by taking advantage of the full capabilities of Adobe Flash.  The number of devices to be support is large and will include:

  • Netbooks
  • Tablets
  • Mobile Phones
  • Other portable media devices

Features of accelerated Flash will consist of:

  • Uncompromising web browsing
  • Full H.264 support
  • Multi-platform support

nvidia-logoThe first GPU to take advantage of the accelerated Flash content will be the NVIDIA Tegra line.  With the size being smaller then a US dime, this “computer-on-a-chip” will include support for:

  • All-day media processing, for 130 hours audio, 30 hours HD video playback
  • HD image processing for advanced digital still camera and HD camcorder functions
  • Optimized hardware support for Web 2.0 applications for a true desktop-class internet experience
  • Display support for 1080p HDMI, WSXGA+ LCD and CRT, and NTSC/PAL TV-Out
  • Direct support for wifi, disk drives, keyboard, mouse, and other peripherals
  • A complete Board Support Package (BSP) to enable fast times to market for Windows Mobile-based designs

More information on the NVIDIA Tegra line can be found here.


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