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AMD Talks About Stream SDK On Linux

Jun 09, 2008, 09:00 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Late last month AMD had announced the release of the Stream SDK for Linux. This Stream SDK brings support for the CAL and Brook+ libraries on Linux. The version released was Stream SDK 1.1 Beta, which arrived at the same time as the SDK for Windows XP. With this new Linux support, we ran a small Q&A session with Michael Chu, who serves as the product manager for AMD Stream software. In this article are AMD's answers to some of the questions asked by members of the Phoronix Forums.

"For those not up to speed on stream computing, it's the process of accelerating general-purpose code algorithms on the graphics processor in order to take advantage of its enhanced parallel processing capabilities compared a traditional processor. However, to benefit from stream computing with AMD hardware you'll need an R600 (Radeon HD 2000 / 3000) graphics card or newer..."

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