JavaCL 1.0.0-RC3 was just released and brings lots of bugfixes, massive performance improvements and preliminary OSGi support. This BSD-licensed library gives Java developer all the power of OpenCL, with just a single cross-platform JAR to put in their classpath (no native libraries headache). The release notes and JavaCL download are available online.
The Intel SDK for OpenCL Applications XE 2013 Beta adds OpenCL 1.2 features on both Intel Xeon Processor and Intel Xeon Phi coprocessor for Linux OSs for the benefit of OpenCL applications in the domain of high performance compute. With this new non-conformant Beta software, OpenCL applications can be optimized to run on Intel Xeon processor, Intel Core Processor, Intel HD Graphics, and the new Intel Xeon Phi coprocessor. You can download the XE Beta version at from our website.
Do you want to start developing with OpenCL? Be sure to check out the buying advice from StreamComputing before going out to purchase a workstation. In short, you should follow this order when spending your money: Memory, SSD & RAID, Motherboard, Discrete GPU, (Embedded GPU), CPU.
The question of whether OpenCL will eventually help displace GPGPU, by facilitating "GP-something-else" - "general-purpose" accelerators which aren't like GPUs is discussed in a whitepaper by Yosef Kreinin. (via Adapteva)
DTI will present their latest 3D displays showcasing 3D Impact Media's real-time 2D-3D multiview conversion technology based on OpenCL. See and meet us at booth #36385 at the Southeast corner of South Hall 4.
Amdahl Software announced it is a new member in the ARM Connected Community. Amdahl Software augments the benefits of ARM multi-core platforms by simplifying and automating software development.
AMD has released the V1.0 of CodeXL, a unified developer tool suite that enables developers to quickly and easily identify performance issues and programming errors in applications, without requiring source code modifications.
SIGRRAPH Asia 2012 saw the Khronos Group host several speakers at this years Khronos Educators DevU. The slides from all those presentations are now online.
OpenCL News is reporting that the new APP SDK 2.8 includes dozens of new and improved samples for OpenCL, Aparapi and C++ AMP that deliver significantly faster performance than APP SDK 2.7 – up to 2.3x faster on average in nine key benchmarks. The APP SDK 2.8 also includes a preview version of AMD’s new open source C++ template library, codename "Bolt."
The Khronos™ Group today announced the ratification and public release of an update to the OpenCL™ 1.2 specification, the open, royalty-free standard for cross-platform, parallel programming of modern processors. This backwards compatible version updates the core OpenCL 1.2 specification with bug fixes and clarifications and defines additional optional extensions for enhanced performance, functionality and robustness for parallel programming on a wide variety of platforms. There is a community feedback thread available in the OpenCL forums.