LibreOffice is a well-liked office suite, but not so much its spreadsheet component, Calc, which is known to be slow for even simple calculations. Now AMD has stepped in to provide GPU support that should speed things along. It seems that the LibreOffice programmers are trying to make the code fit in with AMDs Heterogeneous Systems Architecture (HSA) but the code itself is going to be written in OpenCL. This brings some hope that the optimizations might work with other GPUs such as NIVIDA's.
Imagination will demonstrate its market-leading PowerVR graphics (GPU) technologies for the smartphone and embedded markets. Demonstrations will include PowerVR Series6 GPUs, with demonstrations of the first PowerVR Series6 devices and OpenGL ES 3.0 and OpenCL demos, including GPU compute applications for rigid body physics, image processing, fluid dynamics.
AMD announced the initial lineup of keynote speakers for the 2013 AMD Developer Summit, APU13. The third annual three-day event will be held in San Jose, Calif., Nov. 11-14, 2013, where AMD and industry leaders will delve into key market trends regarding next generation software and computing experience development, the emerging Heterogeneous System Architecture (HSA) standard, and the latest in the use of industry-standard application programming interfaces such as OpenCL™, Microsoft DirectCompute and C++ AMP.
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‘R’ is a free software environment for statistical computing and graphics created in the early '90s. Work is under way to allow R to run on the Parallella board with the Epiphany16/64 chip using OpenCL.
ARM has announced the Cortex-A12, a mid-range target solution, with support for OpenGL ES 3.0. The new CPU core design is meant to deliver a 40 percent performance bump over Cortex-A9 designs. As well, the Cortex-A12 includes an improved GPU, the Mali-T622, which packs support for the Mali-V500 video engine and OpenGL ES 3.0 standard.
Using WebGL, Pics.io is planning on launching a browser-based service to let people more easily tap into raw photography with their browsers. Pics.io startup founded by a Ukrainian trio thinks it's time for the Web browser to take on a computing task that so far has resisted the shift toward cloud computing: raw photo editing.