OpenCL related stories

NVIDIA announces first HPC and GPU Computing Group in India

HPC and GPU Computing group is India's first informal special interest group founded to bring together GPU users from different fields and experience levels and all parts of India to learn and share their ideas and creations at friendly meetings.

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FinalWire announces OpenCL GPGPU Stress Test

FinalWire recently announced a new OpenCL-based multi-threaded GPU and APU stressing module for the AIDA64 System Stability Test, using GPGPU computational tasks.

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API for data parallel Java using OpenCL

API for data parallel Java (Aparapi) allows Java developers to take advantage of the compute power of GPU and APU devices by executing data parallel code fragments on the GPU rather than being confined to the local CPU. It does this by converting Java bytecode to OpenCL at runtime and executing on the GPU, if for any reason Aparapi can't execute on the GPU it will execute in a Java thread pool.

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AMD Fusion12 Developer Summit in June 2012

The next AMD Fusion12 Developer Summit will be held in Bellevue Washington, June 11-14 2012. Heterogeneous computing and the OpenCL platform have gained tremendous momentum recently. Visit the AMD Developer Summit and learn how to leverage heterogeneous computing to advance your projects, as well as see the latest advancements in OpenCL.

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AMD Offers GPGPU OpenCL Course to University Students

AMD has teamed up with the University of Illinois to urge students in the development of codes for the company’s GPGPU inside Fusion processors.

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AMD to rebrand Fusion to Heterogeneous Systems Architecture

AMD supports languages including C++ AMP and OpenCL for GPGPU offload and as such, the company clearly feels it's time to bring the technology to a new audience under a more professional brand identity. Fusion System Architecture (FSA) will now be known as Heterogeneous Systems Architecture (HSA). The HSA platform will continue to be rooted in industry standards and will include some of the best innovations that the technology community has to offer.

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Call for Papers: Parallel and Distributed Computing Challenges in Bioinformatics

Hindawi Publishing Corporation has issued a call for papers on Parallel and Distributed Computing Challenges in Bioinformatics for the Advances in Bioinformatics peer-reviewed, open access journal. Hindawi Publishing Corporation is a commercial publisher of peer-reviewed journals covering a wide range of academic disciplines. Complete guidelines are available here.

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Wanted: Supercomputer Programmers

"Despite the last few years of dismal news on the employment front, software engineers with backgrounds in high performance computing are in high demand. This is mainly due to the fact that HPC systems require engineers trained in the intricacies of parallel programming -- OpenCL, MPI, OpenMP, CUDA, and such. While these software frameworks are well known in the HPC realm, most computer science programs do not offer classes in them at the undergrad level. And there are only a handful of specialized HPC curriculums in the country, most of which are associated with DOE or NSF supercomputing centers." The Khronos Group is hoping that their Khronos Institute of Training and Education (KITE) initiative will help to ease the void in this field.

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AMD Radeon HD 7970 - worlds first 28nm GPU - OpenCL and OpenGL 4.2

AMD is using the Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Companies new 28nm manufacturing process to build the new high-end Radeon HD 7970 GPU. The HD 7970 sports 4.3 billion transistors in a 365mm2 die. The 7970 supports OpenCL and OpenGL 4.2. It is assembled from 32 GCN compute units, which translates to 2,048 stream processors, each based on AMD’s new SIMD-plus-scalar architecture. As well, the 7970 includes 768KB of L2 cache and eight render back-ends, features a 384-bit interface to 3GB GDDR5 memory and a PCIe 3.0 interface. The GPU is capable of peak throughput of 264GB/s.

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55 video cards benchmarked with Luxrender OpenCL

HT4U staff have benchmarked 55 GPUs using three tests with three applications compatible with OpenCL. Especially interesting are the results with the 3D rendering application LuxRender. The article is written in Portuguese, but the results are easy to understand for all.

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