Friday, November 1st 2013
As a follow-up to our older article on how December-January will play out for AMD's next-generation APU lineup, we have news that the company will unveil, or at least tease its next-generation desktop APU, codename "Kaveri," on November 11, 2013. It's when the company will host its APU'13 event, modeled along the lines of GPU'13, held in Hawaii this September, where it unveiled its Radeon R9 200 and R7 200 GPU families. On its backdrop, the company will also hold its 2013 AMD Developer Summit, which brings together developers making software that take advantage of both CPU and OpenCL-accelerated GPUs. APU'13 will be held in San Jose, USA, and like GPU'13, will be live-streamed to the web. In addition to new APUs, the company is expected to make some big announcements with its HSA (heterogeneous system architecture) initiative that brought some big names in the industry on board.
- 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. (PST), Monday, November 11: o Lisa Su, senior vice president & general manager, Global Business Units, AMD: "Developers: The Heart of AMD Innovation"
- 8:30 - 9:30 a.m. (PST), Tuesday, November 12: o Mike Muller, CTO, ARM: "Is There Anything New in Heterogeneous Computing?"
- 1:15 - 2:15 p.m. (PST) Tuesday, November 12: o Dr. Chien-Ping Lu, senior director, Mediatek USA: "How Many Cores Will We Need?"
- 8:30 - 9:30 a.m. (PST), Wednesday, November 13: o Dominic Mallinson, senior vice president, Software, Sony: "Inside PlayStation 4: Building the Best Place to Play"
- 1:15 - 2:15 p.m. (PST) Wednesday, November 13: o Johan Andersson, technical director, DICE: "Rendering Battlefield 4 with Mantle"
o Phil Rogers, corporate fellow, AMD: "The Programmers Guide to Reaching for the Cloud"
o Nandini Ramani, vice president, Java Platform, Oracle Solutions: "The Role of Java in Heterogeneous Computing, and How You Can Help"
o Tony King-Smith, executive vice president, Marketing, Imagination Technologies: "Silicon? Check. HSA? Check. All done? Wrong!"
o Brendan Iribe, CEO, Oculus VR: "Virtual Reality - A New Frontier in Computing"
o Mark Papermaster, CTO, AMD: "Powering the Next Generation Surround Computing Experience"