The amount of data recorded in various computer systems is increasing rapidly, therefore it is important to know how to interpret and organize them correctly. With the increase of the quantity of data, the need for faster processing is increasing as well, since calculated final information is irrelevant if it is delivered to the final actor in the computer system too late.
By the time of writing this diploma thesis, graphics processing units have developed to the point where they enable not only specialized computer graphics manipulation but also general-purpose data processing.
The test includes tests of two different applications on two operating systems. The application of a travelling sales representative is presented as an example of a display of pure processing power of processors, and the two modules for geoinformation system as an example of a genuinely useful application.