Imagination extends mobile GPUs to automotive and data centres with 6Tflop B-Series


Up to 30% reduction in power and 25% area reduction is claimed over previous generations of Imagination GPUs. “B-Series is a further evolution delivering the highest performance per mm2 for GPU IP and offering new configurations for lower power and up to 35% lower bandwidth for a given performance target,” it said.

The flagship part is the quad core BXT 32-1024 MC4 (right), which can offer 6Tflop of 32bit floating point calculation, 192Gpixel/s or image processing or an artificial intelligence processing peak of 24Tops – in 1.5GHz form on PCI express card.

“Out Series 5 GPUs had multi-core options. Since then we have designed single high-performance cores,” Imagination product manager Andrew Girdler told Electronics Weekly. “Customers liked single high performance cores, but wanted to go beyond for automotive and data centre applications, and also dual cores for phones.”

In the B-Series multi-core implementation, individual cores are essentially self-contained cores that

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Auto i Care to soon start standalone service centres

Mumbai, Oct 7 (PTI) Local mechanics and garages aggregator Auto i Care on Wednesday said it plans to soon start its standalone service centres and make its services available for bikers in Mumbai and Pune.

The company, which claims to have about 48,000 local garages registered across 998 cities pan-India on its platform, is also looking to start providing roadside assistance services to heavy vehicles, it said in a release.

The roadside assistance market across the globe, as per the city-based start-up, is growing at a compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of 3.8 per cent and is expected to reach USD 29 billion by 2026.

‘Auto i Care is soon planning to start its standalone service centres. Our services can also be availed for bikers in Mumbai and Pune and very soon will also cater to heavy vehicles,’ the release said.

Auto i Care said it provided end-to-end roadside assistance

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Automobile service centres see dip in biz as WFH becomes new normal | Bengaluru News

BENGALURU: Thanks to workfrom-home, virus scare and travel restrictions, many automobile service centres in the city are witnessing a sharp drop in demand.
A majority of vehicle owners, particularly techies, have left the city and are working from their hometowns and villages. Some customers are reportedly reluctant to visit service centres due to virus scare.
MP Shyam, president (Karnataka chapter), Federation of Automobile Dealers’ Association, said: “Vehicle usage has reduced mainly because of WFH. Service stations are seeing less demand for ‘body & paint services’ because of dip in accident cases in the city.”
Meanwhile, many cab drivers are deferring service since they are not getting adequate income. Karnataka State Travel Operators Association president K Radhakrishna Holla said: “We’re getting calls and mails from different distributors for periodic vehicle service. We’re not running our vehicles because of poor business, so we’ll give them for service only when the demand goes
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