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How to install OpenCL on Windows

Getting your Windows machine ready for OpenCL is rather straightforward. In short, you only need the latest drivers for your OpenCL device(s) and you're ready to go. Of course, you will need to add an OpenCL SDK in case you want to develop OpenCL applications but that's equally easy. Before we start, a few notes: […]

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Internships: the self-driving vehicle – updated

UPDATE: We now only offer thesis support (“externs”), for students who want to use OpenCL in their research, but don’t have such support at their university. for the rest the below applies. From July there are several internships available here at StreamComputing, all around self-driving vehicles (or even self-flying drones). This means that with an […]

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Overview of OpenCL 2.0 hardware support, samples, blogs and drivers

We were too busy lately to tell you about it: OpenCL 2.0 is getting ready for prime time! As it makes use of the more recent hardware features, it’s therefore more powerful than OpenCL 1.x could ever be. To get you up to speed, see this list of new OpenCL 2.0 features: Shared Virtual Memory: […]

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Is the CPU slowly turning into a GPU?

Years ago I was surprised by the fact that CPUs were also programmable with OpenCL – I solely chose that language for the cool of being able to program GPUs. It was weird at start, but cannot think of a world without OpenCL working on a CPU. But why is it important? Who cares about […]

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Using OpenCL 1.2 with 1.1 devices

Recent code uses OpenCL 1.2 more and more, which is a problem when wanting to use OpenCL 1.1 devices, or even 1.0 devices. Most times those computers have OpenCL 1.1 libraries installed. So what to do? When you want to make code that runs on both on Nvidia, AMD and Intel, then you have two […]

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AMD Hawaii power-management fix on Linux

The new Hawaii-based GPUs from AMD (Radeon R9 2xx, FirePro W9100 and Firepro S9150) have a lot of improvements, one being a new OverDrive 6 (AMD’s version of NVIDIA GPU Boost). Problem is that it’s not supported yet in the Linux drivers and you will get too low performance – it probably will be solved […]

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Call for Papers, Presentations, Workshops and Posters for IWOCL in Stanford

The IWOCL 2015 call for OpenCL Papers is now open and is looking for submissions from industry and academia relating to the use of OpenCL.  Submissions may refer to completed projects or those currently in progress and are invited in the form of: Research Papers Technical Presentations Workshops and Tutorials Posters Examples of sessions from 2014 can be […]

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We sponsor HiPEAC again this year

HiPEAC is an academic oriented, 3-day, international conference around HPC, compilers and processors. Last year was in Vienna, this year in Amsterdam – where StreamComputing also is based. That was an extra reason to go for silver sponsorship, besides I find this conference very important. Compilers have the job to do magic. Last year I […]

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How to introduce HPC in your enterprise

The past ten years we have been happy when we got back home from the office. Our home-computer was simply faster, had more software and did not take over 10 minutes to boot. Office-computers can be that slow, because 90% of the work is typing documents. If we look to graphics design, we see totally […]

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AMD now leads the Green500

With SC14 behind us, there are a few things I’d like to share with you. I’d like to start with the biggest win for OpenCL: AMD leading in the most power-efficient GPU-cluster. A few months ago I wrote a theoretical article on how to build the cheapest and greenest supercomputer to enter the Top500 and […]

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