YouTube Designed Its Own Video Transcoding Hardware – ExtremeTech

The company has disclosed its Argos effort in both a blog post and a paper, depending on how deep into the details you feel like digging. According to YouTube, moving workloads to the VCU has improved efficiency by 20-33x depending on the exact particulars of the stream. YouTube’s new chip is designed to be capable of transcoding to one resolution target at a time, or of targeting multiple resolutions simultaneously. – Joel Hruska, ExtremeTech »