Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Google announces custom video transcoding chip

You know Google has more money than it could ever spend when it invests in a custom chip to do one task. And now they’ve done it for the third time.

The search giant has developed a new chip and deployed it in its data centers to compress video content. The chips, called Video (Trans)Coding Units, or VCUs, do that faster and more efficiently than traditional CPUs.

In a blog post discussing the project, Jeff Calow, a lead software engineer at Google said the VCU gives the highest YouTube video quality possible on your device while consuming less bandwidth than before.

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Thanks to Andy Patrizio (see source)

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