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MulticoreWare Inc. has announced the Multicore Cross-platform Architecture (MXPA), an OpenCL runtime and compiler, enabling cross-architecture performance from a single, unified codebase. MXPA is designed to preserve the expression of parallelism in OpenCL, independent of vendor hardware and software stack implementation. MXPA currently supports x86 architectures and is being extended to a wide range of platforms from CPUs to DSPs with minimal vendor support.

Focusing on the market and technology trends driving the mobile silicon and system markets, The Linley Group announced it will host its second annual Linley Tech Mobile Conference, April 16-17 at the DoubleTree Hotel in San Jose, California. Linley Gwennap, founder and principal analyst of The Linley Group, will open the conference with an overview of the mobile semiconductor market, discussing the technology trends that will determine which mobile processors will succeed in 2012 and beyond. A second keynote by Neil Trevett, president of the Khronos Group, will describe how the latest graphics standards are impacting mobile design today.

Using data from simplyhired.com job trends, we can clearly see OpenCL jobs have caught up to CUDA jobs. Although this trend has occurred before, the job growth this time round is much more steady, and promising for OpenCL. Since July 2011, OpenCL has seen job openings increase by 98%, while CUDA job opening decreased by 22%.