|[November 21, 2011]
MulticoreWare Inc. Releases Heterogeneous Multicore Programming Tools in OpenCL for Download
CUPERTINO, Calif. --(Business Wire)--
MulticoreWare Inc. (MCW) announced the beta availability of key OpenCL
tools and libraries for developers worldwide by download from the MCW
website at www.multicorewareinc.com.
These tools enable efficient developer solutions as developers use GPU
compute through OpenCL to enhance their applications. The latest set of
tools provide capabilities such as global memory, global task management
and path analysis to ensure developers can achieve maximum benefit from
their OpenCL investment.
Global Memory for Accelerators (GMAC) enables development of code
for CPUs and GPUs in a single pointer space, without requiring the
developer to be aware of, or manage, the different memory domains and
allocations. Task Manager (TM) ensures effective sequencing of
operations across both CPUs and GPUs, with resulting optimization of
memory accesses, vector operations and more. Parallel Path Analyzer
(PPA) provides an interactive drill-down and Gantt-chart view of the
execution time of various OpenCL kernels within a specific code-base.
PPA users leverage this to optimize those kernels within the critical
path, reulting in higher developer productivity when tuning for higher
performance. These resources in combination enable developers to
optimize for raw compute power and balance energy consumption needs.
"We have worked closely with AMD (News - Alert) (NYSE:AMD) to produce the fastest
and most developer-efficient way to delivering optimized code for
heterogeneous multicore environments, with full support for OpenCL
standards and portability across platforms. Our tools are effective and
responsive to the true needs of developers due to our own professional
services in parallel computing. We invite developers to download the
tools to take advantage of these benefits" said Curtis Davis,
co-founder, VP of engineering and COO of MulticoreWare Inc.
"As the leading provider of APU and GPU technologies, AMD firmly
believes industry standards such as OpenCL allow the development
community to fully leverage the benefits of heterogeneous computing
platforms. AMD provides a range of tools to extract performance from APU
and GPU platforms and is committed to enabling the best solutions to
increase developer productivity," said Raghu Rao, Senior Director,
Developer Solutions, AMD. "Now by working with MCW to make key
development tools freely available to developers worldwide, AMD is
further advancing the role of heterogeneous computing and industry
standards among the developer community."
Developers can use these tools to develop applications that take
full advantage of GPGPU opportunities, from consumer to industrial to
technical computing, in video and image analytics, gesture processing
and much more. The tools are available on Microsoft (News - Alert) Windows platform
initially, with support for Linux and MacOS coming in the subsequent
weeks. AMD and MCW are both committed to global, open standards, with
on-going participation and leadership through actions with Khronos.
About MulticoreWare Inc.
MulticoreWare Inc. is the leading provider of programmer
productivity tools, libraries and application development services for
homogeneous and heterogeneous multicore CPU and GPU architectures. MCW's
services span multiple verticals such as broadcast video, imaging,
scientific computing, oil and gas, defense and aerospace, and financial
services. For more information, visit http://www.multicorewareinc.com.
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