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Accelerating the Web: How GPUs Make Browsers Fast
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by Jarred Nicholls on Dec 14, 2012 | NOTICE: The next QCon is in San Francisco Nov 7-11, 2016. Join us!

Jarred Nicholls explains how browsers leverage the GPU to speed up complex web pages by primitive drawing, composing layers and using tiles backing stores.


Jarred Nicholls is lead engineer on the Sencha WebKit team. For the past decade, he has worked on large projects and products in a wide array of industries; everything from speech recognition and telephony, to HTML5 and Mobile [Web] development. Along the way he has contributed to large open source projects including but not limited to Ruby on Rails, Mono and WebKit.

Software is changing the world; QCon aims to empower software development by facilitating the spread of knowledge and innovation in the enterprise software development community; to achieve this, QCon is organized as a practitioner-driven conference designed for people influencing innovation in their teams: team leads, architects, project managers, engineering directors.

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