OpenCL related stories

ARM submits ARM® Mali-T604 GPU for Full Profile OpenCL Conformance

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ARM has submitted their Mali-T604 graphics processing unit (GPU) for OpenCL 1.1 Full Profile conformance with The Khronos Group. This product is based on a published Khronos Specification, and is expected to pass the Khronos Conformance Testing Process.

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OpenCL Programming: Parallel Processing Made Faster and Easier than Ever

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Todd Roberts of AMD, discusses the key concepts and workflows behind the OpenCL execution model that incorporates both task and data parallelism. He also discusses the standard pattern for building an OpenCL program as well as offering sample code.

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Mixing Graphics and Compute with Multiple GPUs

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Watch Alina Alt explain compute API interoperability with OpenGL (using CUDA and OpenCL APIs) and delve into interoperability at a system level (or review the slides). Alina explains challenges and benefits of dedicating one GPU for compute and another for graphics, how different system configurations affect data transfer between two GPUs, and how it translates into application design decisions helping to enable an efficient, cross-GPU interoperability between compute and graphics contexts.

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Khronos Group BOF schedules now online

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You can find updated schedules for all Khronos Group BOFs online.

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Acceleware offers advanced OpenCL training from August to October

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Acceleware's customized 4-day OpenCL training consists of classroom lectures and several practical hands-on exercises. It is specifically tailored for learning parallel programming in OpenCL on AMD GPUs and APUs. Attendees should have a background C/C++ (2 or more years).

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Webinar: Creating and Optimizing OpenCL* Applications with Intel OpenCL Tools

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The Intel® SDK for OpenCL Applications 2012 provides a comprehensive development environment and tools for the build, debug, and tune stages of an OpenCL application. Join this webinar on Wednesday July 25th at 9am pacific time.

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Gaussian Blur using OpenCL and the built-in Images/Textures

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If used correctly, OpenCL images / textures can give you large speedups on GPUs. In this post, author Erik Smistad shows you a very short example of how to use OpenCL to blur/smooth an image. The goal is to show how images/textures are used in OpenCL and the benefits of using them.

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JPR Luncheon – Doing more with Multicore

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Jon Peddie Research will be hosting an informational luncheon for press and analysts at SIGGRAPH 2012. The topic will be "Doing More with Multicore," and we'll have a distinguished panel to debate the different aspects of putting multiple CPU and GPU cores to work. What technology is best suited for what jobs? Or maybe a core is just a core, is just a core. The event will be held August 8, 2012 at 11:45 to 14:00 in the JW Marriott, L.A. Live - 900 W Olympic Blvd, in room PLAZA 1

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Kishonti releases CLBenchmark 1.1.1

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Khronos member Kishonti has updated their CLBenchmark desktop edition software. CLBenchmark 1.1 Desktop Edition is an easy-to-use tool for comparing the computational performance of different platforms.

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Case Study: heat transfer simulation using CLGL interop

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Heat transfer and, more generally, parabolic partial differential equations are a very important class of problems in physics and mathematics. Analytic solutions aren't available for real-world problems where initial and boundary conditions can be arbitrary. CMSoft presents video tutorials and source code with detailed information about how to create the CLGL shared context, use OpenCL to accelerate the simulation of heat transfer and share an OpenGL texture to present the results to the user.

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