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AMD OpenCL parallel computing functionality demo from Siggraph Asia 2008

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Feb 06, 2009

OpenCL is the new vendor-independent standard designed to extract high performance parallel computing out of GPUs, DSPs and multi-core CPUs. Basically the idea is that you can write your core computational code in OpenCL and voila! - your code scales to whatever processors are available. The “Powdertoy” particle & fluid simulation app shows how OpenCL can extract high performance parallel computing out of multi-core CPUs.  Initially the demo only uses one core of a Dragon-based system (quad-core Phenom II).  As the additional cores are enabled the simulation compute time is cut in half!

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