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Elemental Launches Upgraded Products

Portland-based video transcoding hardware and software developer Elemental Technologies announced yesterday that it has rolled out a new set of products, based on next-generation GPU (Graphical Processing Unit) and CPU technology. The firm said it has launched a version of its Elemental Live and Elemental Server products, which incorporate the new NVIDIA Tesla GPU accelerator, and Intel Sandy-Bridge.

Elemental develops transcoding devices for video, which take advantage fo the processing power improvements of GPUs--initially used for graphics chip processing, but now being widely applied to other, computation intensive tasks like video transcoding. Elemental is led by Sam Blackman.