5.5. Performance

CPU
Central Processing Unit

A central processing unit (CPU), also called a central processor, main processor or just processor, is the electronic circuitry within a computer that executes instructions that make up a computer program. 1

GPU
Graphics Processing Unit

A graphics processing unit (GPU) is a specialized electronic circuit designed to rapidly manipulate and alter memory to accelerate the creation of images in a frame buffer intended for output to a display device. 2

ALU
Arithmetic Logic Unit

An arithmetic logic unit (ALU) is a combinational digital electronic circuit that performs arithmetic and bitwise operations on integer binary numbers. 3

FPU
Floating-Point Unit

A floating-point unit (FPU, colloquially a math coprocessor) is a part of a computer system specially designed to carry out operations on floating-point numbers. 4

TPU
Tensor Processing Unit

A tensor processing unit (TPU) is an AI accelerator application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC) developed by Google specifically for neural network machine learning, particularly using Google's own TensorFlow software. 5

5.5.1. References

1

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Central_processing_unit

2

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Graphics_processing_unit

3

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arithmetic_logic_unit

4

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Floating-point_unit

5

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tensor_processing_unit