OpenCL API Released

Aron Schatz
December 9, 2008

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Great news for everyone regarding open GPU calculations. Khronos has released the OpenCL API in record time. OpenCL is the open computing language that allows graphics cards to handle calculations that would otherwise have been done on the general purpose CPU. This will usher a huge wave in innovation. No longer will there be fragmented specific APIs (CUDA, GPGPU), instead we have an API that will run every architecture.

The people behind the standard come from many companies including AMD, Intel, Nvidia and others. This is the type of thing that gets the industry moving.


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