AMD APP SDK 2.8 comes with impressive performance improvements GPGPU
It has been seven months since the release of AMD Accelerated Parallel Processing (APP) SDK 2.7 , the OpenCL ICD (Installable Client Driver) to support standard computing API accelerated GPU / CPU (x86/ARM) / FCPGA / CMOS Khronos OpenCL Group, a long period that did not update their ICD, but amd says the wait was worth it and today we present their new JPA 2.8.
The new AMD accelerated parallel processing (APP) SDK 2.8 promises performance improvements of up to 130% (2.3x) for GPU accelerated applications (GPGPU), compared to the performance offered by the previous ICD OpenCL SDK 2.7, and consolidating the high performance offered by GPUs AMD OpenCL applications , both in domestic as well as supercomputers.
app SDK 2.8 also includes a new library of C + + templates (codenamed Bolt), comprising the OpenCL sample apps, Aparapi and C + + AMP.
AMD also makes available its new AMD CodeXL, a suite of developer tools aimed at optimizing and debugging applications to OpenCL they reach the highest performance possible on AMD GPUs and APUs.
AMD APP SDK 2.8 is compatible with Linux (openSUSE 11, Ubuntu 11 and RHEL 6) and Windows Vista and higher, and requires taking drivers installed AMD Catalyst 12.10 WHQL and above, also requires a CPU with support game SSE2 or higher.
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