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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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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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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 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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OpenCL: The Future of Accelerated Application Performance Is Now

This white paper is a followup to the AMD FirePro webinar "OpenCL & the Future of Desktop High Performance Computing in CAD" (now on-demand). It is a worthwhile introduction to what OpenCL and general-purpose computing across both CPUs and GPUs. In addition to the technology, it discusses why use an open standards / non-proprietary approach and the rapid growth rate of OpenCL. Finally it describes some of the applications that will take immediate advantage of OpenCL including numerical computation and high-end visualization in CAD/CAM/CAE or real-time visualization/presentation, real-time video processing, and physics simulations in DCC/ Media & Entertainment.
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OpenCL In Action: Post-Processing Apps, Accelerated

The first of nine segments which will demonstrate how its hardware can benefit optimized applications using OpenCL.
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AMD FirePro V3900 offers OpenCL workstation performance and reliability

The newly announced AMD FirePro V3900 workstation graphics card is powered by the Turks GPU w/ 1GB of DDR3 memory, 480 stream processors and support for up to 5 display devices using AMD Eyefinity and DisplayPort 1.2. The GPU is designed to deliver OpenGL and OpenCL performance, reliability and compatibility of a high end graphics card at an entry level price point.
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Tell us your experience with OpenGL apps on FirePro GPUs to enter to win a new FirePro V5900

Post a comment describing your experience with reliability, stability and compatibility for any recent FirePro graphic cards in any OpenGL or OpenCL accelerated application. Posting enters you into a sweepstakes to win one of 3 AMD FirePro V5900 professional graphics cards. We are looking for feedback from professional users in the OpenGL and OpenCL community.
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AltDevConf presentation on accelerating game physics heterogeneous systems using OpenCL

AMDs Erwin Couman presentation on accelerating game physics heterogeneous systems using OpenCL are available on Github for download. Sample videos showing rigid body work, broadphase benchmarks, gDEBugger and Bullet Physics library are available on his YouTube channel.
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AMD and Nuvixa Bring New, Immersive Dimension to Telepresence

AMD announced it has invested in Nuvixa, Inc, a developer of gesture-based video communication and presentation solutions. Using depth-sensing camera technologies, the Nuvixa StagePresence immersive video presentation tool extracts a presenter from virtually any background environment, and embeds their live video persona within any compatible digital desktop or slide content. Image processing enhancements are only available with OpenCL and AMD accelerated processing units (APUs). This technology creates immersive performance and quality improvements and experience to online audiences.
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