The AMD Embedded R-Series APU platform offers an outstanding combination of x86 processing, AMD Radeon™ graphics and parallel processing for embedded COM modules. I believe that for the demanding embedded sector, with its complex applications, this technology will be as revolutionary as the introduction of multicore technology.
Many embedded applications run serially on a standard CPU. Under these circumstances, parallelization occurs in multiprocessor systems or virtually via time-splicing control of the individual, relatively large processor. The situation is different with a GPU where tasks can be distributed over many, very small and highly-specialized engines enabling parallel execution in a single step (SIMD=Single Instruction Multiple Data), creating the classic parallel compute architecture.