LEAP 2013 is the place to learn about and share the latest advances in the use of high-performance parallel computing technology on low-power mobile CPU, GPU and FPGA devices.
Amdahl Software has announced the production release of OpenCL CodeBench. OpenCL CodeBench is an OpenCL Code Creation tool. It simplifies parallel software development, enabling developers to rapidly generate and optimize OpenCL applications.
This article outlines why we at Amdahl Software believe that OpenCL is a great technology to address the (heterogeneous) multi-core challenge in software.
If you are looking for testing material for OpenCL, drawElements Quality Program has support for OpenCL 1.x. drawElements Quality Program (dEQP) is a powerful toolkit for benchmarking the accuracy, precision, feature conformance and stability of OpenGL ES and OpenCL GPUs. dEQP enables detailed quality comparisons between different vendors and GPU architectures, as well as providing high-quality tools for analyzing and debugging any issues uncovered by the tests.
The NBody sample by Intel features a load balancing approach to compute an NBody simulation across both the CPU and Intel HD Graphics. This sample illustrates how to maximize the efficiency of the processor by being able to use both the CPU and Intel HD Graphics simultaneously on a platform. The end result is not only being the sum of the performance on both devices, but also largely improving application power performance on platforms such as Ultrabook. Source code is available and is accompanied with graphics visualization of the job distribution between the devices. Get the sample here.
Developed in partnership with AMD, this hands-on four day course will teach you how to write applications in OpenCL that fully leverage the multi-core processing capabilities of the GPU. Taught by Acceleware developers who bring real world experience to the class room, students will benefit from: Hands-on exercises and progressive lectures; Individual laptops with AMD Fusion APU for student use; Small class sizes to maximize learning.
This course will teach you how to develop portable parallel applications. It will expose you to the basis of OpenCL, allowing you to easily write your own hybrid applications. Then it will introduce you to OpenCL device specific optimizations, making you able to fully exploit accelerators and achieve high performance.
The 8th international conference on High-Performance and Embedded Architectures and Compilers gets underway in Berlin Germany from January 21 to 23, 2013. Khronos Benelux Chapter Leader Vincent Hindriksen (Streamcomputing) will be holding an impromptu meet-up as well, in Berlin. If you are interested, please contact Vincent directly through his website.
Over the past several months there's been a new Intel OpenCL Linux effort: Beignet. The open-source Beignet is an OpenCL/GPGPU implementation targeting Ivy Bridge hardware and newer.