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AMD Adopts OpenCL 1.0 Specification

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AMD today announced its intent to rapidly adopt the OpenCL 1.0 programming standard and integrate a compliant compiler and runtime into the free ATI Stream Software Development Kit (SDK).

OpenCL 1.0 was ratified today by the The Khronos Group, an independent standards body with company-members throughout the computing industry. The OpenCL programming standard and associated technologies are aimed at better enabling developers to write vender-neutral applications that can execute on either the CPU or GPU within a system. This allows developers to easily take advantage of whichever processor is best suited for the task at hand.

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thx bta
 

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They were just talking about this in the latest Maximum CPU magazine. They said ATI and Nvidia both need to get on board and make it easier for programmers to develop for their Cuda/Stream architecture.
 

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what they need, is to make a neutral language and have the cards/drivers make them compatible so that ANY system can run it - good drivers/good hardware accel simply makes it faster
 
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so now nvidia and amd support it
 
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as much as I think this is yet another step in the right direction for the whole industry, and think it's great to see ATI and nVidia supporting it . . . I don't think it will really take off unless some major software companies decide to start supporting it as well . . .

sadly, this is why so many open-source initiatives seem to lag in the market, IMO . . . OpenGL has been fighting an uphill battle against MS' DirectX for years now; OpenAL, although supported by all the major audio companies, is still lacking in capabilites compared to EAX . . . let's hope this standard doesn't end up facing the same proprietary struggles . . .