AMD and Academic Experts Collaborate with Morgan Kaufmann Publishers on OpenCL™ Book

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Distinguished leaders in parallel computing and OpenCL communities produce new book exploring the programming of multi-core APUs, GPUs and CPUs

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Heterogeneous Computing with OpenCL

"We are seeing increasing demand for reference resources about common APIs", said Todd Green, senior acquisitions editor of Morgan Kaufmann. "Application development across the PC, tablet and smartphone markets are red hot in terms of reader interest."

Morgan Kaufmann, an imprint of Elsevier Science & Technology Books, has released Heterogeneous Computing with OpenCL, a new book for developers, in collaboration with AMD (NYSE: AMD). The book provides in-depth OpenCL™ experience and details multiple device architectures and application programming interfaces (APIs), from multi-core CPUs, GPUs and fully integrated Accelerated Processing Units (APUs) like AMD Fusion APU technology, to fundamental parallel algorithms.

“We are seeing increasing demand for reference resources about common APIs,” said Todd Green, senior acquisitions editor of Morgan Kaufmann. “Application development across the PC, tablet and smartphone markets are red hot in terms of reader interest. We thank AMD and Northeastern University for shedding light on the common platforms and parallel computing movement; it’s a must-read book for every developer.”

The book was co-authored by several industry and academic leaders from AMD and Northeastern University, including:

  •     Benedict Gaster, OpenCL architect, AMD
  •     Lee Howes, member of technical staff, AMD
  •     David R. Kaeli, director of the Northeastern University Computer Architecture Research Laboratory (NUCAR), co-leader of the Northeastern University Institute for Information Assurance (IIA) and associate dean of Undergraduate Programs in the College of Engineering at Northeastern University
  •     Perhaad Mistry, Ph.D Student, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Northeastern University
  •     Dana Schaa, Ph.D Student, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Northeastern University

“This book is yet another example of AMD’s efforts to enable the academic and developer communities with the information and tools needed to embrace OpenCL and other industry standard platforms,” said Manju Hegde, corporate vice president, AMD Fusion Experience Program. “As the adoption of OpenCL reaches a tipping point throughout the industry, we are seeing a groundswell of innovative applications and exciting new experiences that are made possible by massively parallel processing and AMD technology.”

Heterogeneous Computing with OpenCL is available in print and electronic formats from many major booksellers. The book provides detailed examples that illustrate the power and elegance of OpenCL to handle image processing, web plugins, random number generation, video processing and more.

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