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Universities offering OpenCL coursework

AMD has posted a great Google Map showing Universities world-wide that offer OpenCL coursework.

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China officially posted on Top500

The 36th edition of the TOP500 list of the world’s most powerful supercomputers confirms the rumored takeover of the top spot by the Chinese Tianhe-1A system at the National Supercomputer Center in Tianjin, achieving a performance level of 2.57 petaflop/s (quadrillions of calculations per second).

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DMP and Xilinx Collaborate on Xilinx Alliance Program

Digital Media Professionals Inc. (DMP hereafter), a world-class leader in 2D/3D graphics solutions, headquartered in Tokyo Japan, today announced that DMP has become a member of the Xilinx, Inc. Xilinx Alliance Program members make up a worldwide ecosystem of qualified companies that have a proven track record in delivering products and services built for Xilinx programmable logic technologies. DMP provide the competitive FPGA (Field-Programmable Gate Array) solutions in aspects of system cost benefits and lowering design risks with its IP products tightly cooperating with Xilinx’s platforms.

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International Standards Workshop on Augmented Reality call for papers

This international meeting of experts provides a single forum for representatives of all standards bodies and the contributors to AR standards development processes to meet and discuss their activities and progress, and to advance new specifications more rapidly than is possible without face-to-face interactions. This meeting will be based on a mixture of submitted papers, invited talks and open format, group discussions. In order to inform discussions and to select speakers, participants are encouraged, but not required, to submit papers.

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ARM Mali-T604 GPU announced at ARM Technology Conference 2010

The Khronos Group congratulates ARM on the announcement of the Mali-T604 and its plan to support full profile OpenCL 1.1 on both ARMv7 CPUs and the GPU.

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Hardware Video Decode and OpenGL Video Texturing for Linux

VDPAU (Video Decode and Presentation API for Unix) allows Linux systems to offload portions of video decode to the GPU. The resulting video can be post-processed with OpenGL, CUDA, or both. Watch Stephen Warren from NVIDIA explain VDPAU and demonstrate OpenGL texturing of hardware-decoded video frames. Slides (PDF) are also available.

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G-Truc update on OpenGL 4.1 driver status

After receiving feedback from AMD, G-Truc has written a follow-up article to his original post on the current status of OpenGL 4.1 drivers.

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UK researchers study GPGPU vs Blue Gene

Researchers from the University of Warwick’s Performance Computing and Visualization Department and Oxford University’s eResearch Centre have put together a study: should we install a GPGPU-based system or a more traditional IMB Blue Gene-like supercomputer? The team’s research will present their work at the 1st International Workshop on Performance Modeling, Benchmarking and Simulation of High Performance Computing Systems at the SC10 conference in New Orleans. The Khronos Group will be at Booth # 1132 at SC10.

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China takes top spot with the Tianhe-1A Super Computer

What would you have if you put over 7000 NVIDIA Tesla GPUs together? Chances are you would have the worlds fastest computer. Chinas National University of Defense Technology has put together 7,168 NVIDIA Tesla M2050 (Fermi) GPUs, 14,336 CPUs, 262TB of memory and 2PB of storage, giving them the worlds fastest super computer with a Linpack performance of 2.5 petaflops. Peak performance of the new Tianhe-1A super computer is 4.7 petaflops. Oh, did I mention it draws 4 Megawatts of power! The Tianhe-1A super computer means the Us has lost its top spot in the TOP500.

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Q&A with NVIDIA chief executive Jen-Hsun Huang on CUDA and OpenCL

ZDNet sat down with Huang at the recent GPU Technology Conference in San Jose, California to discuss CUDA, OpenCL and all things parallel computing.

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