Today, AMD has announced that new ATI Stream development platforms are available from Colfax and Exxact, providing developers with the tools to get started working with OpenCL immediately. These platforms are further proof of the industry’s adoption of open standards for application acceleration, as well as the demand for heterogeneous computing environments.
ATI Stream technology is a set of advanced hardware and software technologies that enable AMD graphics processors (GPU), working in concert with the system’s central processor (CPU), to accelerate many applications beyond just graphics. This enables better balanced platforms capable of running demanding computing tasks faster than ever.
OpenCL is the first truly open and royalty-free programming standard for general-purpose computations on heterogeneous systems. OpenCL allows programmers to preserve their expensive source code investment and easily target both multi-core CPUs and the latest GPUs, such as those from AMD.