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AMD and Multicoreware Team to Help Developers Optimize the use of OpenCL for APUs

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  1. btarunr

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    MD today announced a new collaboration with Multicoreware, a leader in software solutions and tool development for multi-core and heterogeneous computing environments, to deliver an advanced set of tools for OpenCL optimization. The tools development effort accelerates software developers’ ability to create and optimize software that fully exploits the unique processing capability of AMD Fusion Accelerated Processing Units (APUs).

    “Accelerated parallel processing represents unprecedented levels of computing capability in mobile form factors, and the tools suite that Multicoreware is developing enables application developers to achieve this performance benefit with less effort,” said Manju Hegde, corporate vice president, AMD Fusion Experience Program. “Our work with Multicoreware marks another milestone toward broad industry adoption of OpenCL as we equip developers with necessary tools to build innovative, next-generation applications ranging from consumer PCs to high-performance computing.”

    “Our work with AMD is designed to specifically tackle major development challenges the software ecosystem is currently facing, such as maximizing compute utilization, efficiently handling data movement and minimizing dependencies across cores. With improved tools in place, developers will be able to optimize applications to run on powerful heterogeneous and multi-core architectures with ease, and take full advantage of programmable platforms,” said Professor Wen-Mei Hwu, chief technology officer, Multicoreware. “OpenCL is incredibly important as an industry-standard programming environment that enables developers to focus on applications, not just chip architecture. We foresee these tools driving impactful innovation that can lead to some unbelievable new applications.”

    AMD and Multicoreware are committed to working together to continue fueling broad industry adoption of OpenCL. The advanced set of tools is designed to work across all relevant vendor hardware, encouraging expansive OpenCL deployment for heterogeneous computing, APUs, as well as discrete CPUs and GPU computing. Previews and tools are scheduled to be available later in 2011.

    For developers interested in heterogeneous computing, AMD will be holding its first AMD Fusion Developer Summit (AFDS) from June 13-16 in Bellevue, Washington. Summit participants will be able to engage in interactive sessions and hands-on labs to deepen their knowledge of advanced CPU and GPU programmability, and gain a better understanding of how software applications can take full advantage of the parallel processing power of APUs, bringing supercomputer-like performance to everyday computing tasks. Attendees also will have the opportunity to gain first-hand knowledge about OpenCL optimization from Multicoreware in three technical sessions and one pre-summit tutorial at AFDS.
     
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    That's a good start I'm pissed there are so little APU based products and some of them Suck @$$(coff coff Acer AO522 overheats), are to expensive(Sony, DELL) or form factor is way off(15.6 Acer, MSI, etc), and theres even less software that benefit's from using them :shadedshu, I ended buying a 11.6 SU7300 based laptop Instead for 280$ with a battery life of 7 hour of normal use:mad:
     
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    I've played with the HP DM1z, the Lenovo x120e, the Asus 1215b, and the MSI U270, and they are all fantastic little machines with a great 11-12" form factor and reasonable price. I personally own the DM1z, and love everything about it except for the clickpad (has no separate physical buttons). Also, all these machines hardware accelerate 1080p videos for me in both Windows/Linux, and they can play games up to Doom 3 caliber at ~720p with great battery life (around 5-6 hours for the DM1z).

    Hard to go wrong...
     
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    if it can use opencl in windows and in other apps stuff will certanly look far better too.
    I think a 65W laptop will be what i need.

    i've seen some linux with opencl demo's and it can make tasks go very quick indeed, hopefully opencl will be widely used.
     
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    I swear I see a story like this about AMD helping push OpenCL every few months, but nothing ever comes of it.
     
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    Maybe if they fix/update/REPLACE their SDK then their OpenCL implementation would work better.
     

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