"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..."