Browse Definitions :
Definition

holographic processing unit (HPU)

Holographic processing unit (HPU) is Microsoft's name for the coprocessor in its HoloLens virtual reality (VR) headset.

The HPU conducts the processing that integrates real world and data for augmented reality. All of the integration of environmental data and user input is handled by the HPU. This offloading frees processor resources of the Cherry Trail-based Intel Atom combined CPU/GPU for developers to use to augment the user's reality to greater effect.

The HPU receives information from the inertial measurement unit (IMU) which includes an accelerometer, gyroscope, and magnetometer and combines this with head tracking cameras that follow the user and their environment to augment the user's visual perspective with holographic 3D projections on its transparent lenses.

The processing of gestures and voice data is also handled by the HPU. According to Alex Kipman, HoloLens chief inventor, it integrates terabytes of information from the HoloLens's sensors in real time. This leaves many wondering just exactly what it's silicon is but details are yet unclear.

This was last updated in September 2015

Continue Reading About holographic processing unit (HPU)

SearchCompliance

  • information governance

    Information governance is a holistic approach to managing corporate information by implementing processes, roles, controls and ...

  • enterprise document management (EDM)

    Enterprise document management (EDM) is a strategy for overseeing an organization's paper and electronic documents so they can be...

  • risk assessment

    Risk assessment is the identification of hazards that could negatively impact an organization's ability to conduct business.

SearchSecurity

  • cyber espionage

    Cyber espionage, also called cyber spying, is a form of cyber attack that is carried out against a competitive company or ...

  • virus (computer virus)

    A computer virus is malicious code that replicates by copying itself to another program, computer boot sector or document and ...

  • honeypot (computing)

    A honeypot is a network-attached system set up as a decoy to lure cyber attackers and detect, deflect and study hacking attempts ...

SearchHealthIT

SearchDisasterRecovery

  • risk mitigation

    Risk mitigation is a strategy to prepare for and lessen the effects of threats faced by a business.

  • call tree

    A call tree is a layered hierarchical communication model that is used to notify specific individuals of an event and coordinate ...

  • Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS)

    Disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS) is the replication and hosting of physical or virtual servers by a third party to provide ...

SearchStorage

  • dropout

    Dropout refers to data, or noise, that's intentionally dropped from a neural network to improve processing and time to results.

  • cloud storage

    Cloud storage is a service model in which data is transmitted and stored on remote storage systems, where it is maintained, ...

  • cloud testing

    Cloud testing is the process of using the cloud computing resources of a third-party service provider to test software ...

Close