Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 6th Aug 2009 22:38 UTC
AMD "AMD has announced the release of the first OpenCL SDK for x86 CPUs, and it will enable developers to target x86 processors with the kind of OpenCL code that's normally written for GPUs. In a way, this is a reverse of the normal 'GPGPU' trend, in which programs that run on a CPU are modified to run in whole or in part on a GPU."
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by grabberslasher on Sat 8th Aug 2009 19:35 UTC in reply to "But I thought..."
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OpenCL is a lot more than just a GPU accelerator for code; it's designed to be a system where the code you write can run on CPUs, GPUs and other accelerator cards without you having to do any other work. It also maximizes performance and threading usage for compute tasks running on the CPU.

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