Past Issues February 2010
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IN THIS ISSUE:
» The Usefulness of CPUID
» Just Released: ATI Stream SDK v2.01
» Open64 Compiler Developer Guide
» Just Released: Stream KernelAnalyzer v1.4
» ATI Compute Abstraction Layer (CAL) Programming Guide
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The Usefulness of CPUID

The Usefulness of CPUID
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The CPUID instruction helps you find out more than what processor you are running on. Randy Vanderheyden, a 17 year AMD veteran, walks through what CPUID is exactly, when it makes sense to use it, what to watch out for, and then demonstrates it running on one of our engineering prototype systems.

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Just Released: ATI Stream SDK v2.01 Just Released: ATI Stream SDK v2.01

This update release for the ATI Stream SDK adds support for Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® 5.3 & Ubuntu® 9.10, debugging OpenCLT with GDB on x86 CPUs under Linux, and use with Stream KernelAnalyzer. It also includes a preview of support for OpenCLT / Microsoft® DirectX® 9 interoperability, and adds new samples for you to explore.
OpenCL and the OpenCL logo are trademarks of Apple Inc. used by permission by Khronos.

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Open64 Compiler Developer Guide Open64 Compiler Developer Guide

This paper was presented at the 16th IEEE Symposium on High-Performance Computer Architecture (2010) and describes the compiler Intermediate Representation, WHIRL. It discusses a number of compilation concepts in Open64 and provides examples.

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Just Released: Stream KernelAnalyzer v1.4 Just Released: Stream KernelAnalyzer v1.4

Stream KernelAnalyzer is a tool for analyzing the performance of stream kernels on
ATI RadeonT graphics cards and AMD FireStream stream processors. Version 1.4 introduces support for OpenCLT, CatalystT driver 9.9-9.12, ATI RadeonT HD 5870 and 5770 graphics cards, and includes improvements in a number of features.
OpenCL and the OpenCL logo are trademarks of Apple Inc. used by permission by Khronos.

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ATI Compute Abstraction Layer (CAL) Programming Guide ATI Compute Abstraction Layer (CAL) Programming Guide

This guide provides a specification of the CAL interface, as well as descriptions of its architecture and programming model. Learn about the CAL runtime, compiler, and kernel execution, then step through how to write a simple application and fine-tune your code for performance.

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