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.
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.
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.
If you happen to be an educator going to SIGGRAPH Asia this year, then you are in for a treat. The Khronos Group announces their first-ever KITE event geared towards educators. While our DevU events in the past have been successful at helping developers get familiar with our APIs, at this years DevU for Educators, the goal will be to provide you with the insight and understanding you need in order to include Khronos technologies in your teaching curriculum. Including this cutting-edge material in your classes will give your graduating students an edge – the same skills and proficiencies the industry's recruiters are looking for in new engineers. All the details are available on the Khronos event page.
Two OpenCL resources to help get your through the long weekend: OCL-MLA as the name implies: a mid-level set of abstractions to make OpenCL development easier by providing a set of compile-time configurable logical devices that are mapped to actual node-level device resources; SKA is a static kernel analyzer which combines a static, linear pipeline simulator (similar to the IBM spu_timing tool) with architectural heuristics to model in-order instruction issue and pipeline behavior.