Posts Tagged ‘opencl’

Fabric Engine team talks multi-threaded web apps w/ OpenCL

by Randall Handon May 11, 2012
I don’t think I’ve ever discussed “Fabric Engine” here before, but it’s an interesting technology that hopes to bring heterogeneous computing (GPU and CPU) to the web via JavaScript.  Utilizing lots of OpenCL and web development technologies, the group behind it will be demonstrating it at the upcomign AMD Fusion Developer Summit. The Fabric Engine […]


AMD Unleashes New GPGPU Computing Tools, 3 New Fusion Chips

by Randall Handon August 26, 2011
In the ongoing battle between OpenCL & CUDA, AMD has launched the next volley with their latest AMD Accelerated Parallel PRocessing SDK v2.5. In related news, AMD earlier this month announced [press release] the availability of its AMD Accelerated Parallel Processing (APP) Software Development Kit (SDK) v2.5.  This OpenCL-driven SDK offers programmers tools to add general-purpose GPU […]


AMD Announces New GPGPU Programming Tools

by Randall Handon June 13, 2011
AMD isn’t taking the success of their Fusion APU’s for granted, and is more openly embracing the GPGPU and OpenCL ecosystem with a collection of tools aimed at making OpenCL just as easy as CUDA. One of the new tools, gDEBugger, is an “advanced OpenCL and OpenGL debugger, profiler, and memory analyzer.” AMD acquired the […]


More Offerings Optimized for OpenCL™ Standard

by Randall Handon June 8, 2011
AMD has a new press release out touting more OpenCL offerings, but includes a nice list of OpenCL applications.  It’s not as extensive as NVidia’s CUDA lists, but has some big names like ArcSoft, Corel, Sony Vegas Pro, and Rovi. “Today’s creative professional needs a complete solution that delivers clear, crisp and stutter-free visuals that […]

BitCoin: An Experiment in GPGPU

by Randall Handon May 30, 2011
So, for the last week or so the internet has been abuzz with stories about “BitCoin”, the new all-digital currency that’s going to destabilize governments around the world and bring us to a new utopian society.  Well, yeah it’s a lot of hype.  But when I heard about the “mining” aspect of it, and how […]

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Keeneland Workshop on CUDA & GPU Development

by Randall Handon April 5, 2011
The Georgia Tech NVIDIA CUDA Center of Excellence is preparing a nice 2-day long tutorial on GPU programming and heterogeneous computing, including both CUDA and OpenCL.  The event will only cost you a $100 registration fee and the cost of your room and time, making it one of the best ways to get into GPU […]

AMD Renames Stream to APP, and Offers a University Kit

by Randall Handon March 4, 2011
Realizing the success of Nvidia’s CUDA university initiatives, AMD recently announced a new OpenCL University Kit, a collection of materials that can be used in any university environment to teach OpenCL programming. “Teaching students to effectively leverage the OpenCL standard involves all the intricacies of parallel programming plus support for a new class of heterogeneous […]