Past Issues September 2011 
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In this issue:
» AMD Open Sources Aparapi 1.0
» New White Paper: EQAA Modes for AMD 6900 Series Graphics Cards
» Call for Workshops & Tutorials: HiPEAC Conference
» Tool Update: GPU ShaderAnalyzer v1.57
» New Podcast: AMD Core Math Library
» AMD OpenCL™ Coding Competition - Performance Challenge Starts Now!
» Recently Added to developer.amd.com
» Upcoming Sponsored Events

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AMD Open Sources Aparapi 1.0

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Aparapi, an API to enable the offload to GPU of data parallel Java kernels was released as an open source project on aparapi.googlecode.com under a modified BSD license. Source code, documentation and discussion forums are available on the Google project hosting site. Check out the overview video featuring Gary Frost is available.

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New White Paper: EQAA Modes for AMD 6900 Series Graphics Cards New White Paper: EQAA Modes for AMD 6900 Series Graphics Cards

Enhanced Quality Anti-Aliasing (EQAA) is a new anti-aliasing technology available from the AMD HD 6900 series of graphics cards onwards. This new Anti-Aliasing (AA) technology offers advanced smoothing of aliased edges without requiring additional video memory, and with a minimal performance cost. This white paper covers how to enable EQAA in Direct3D® and OpenGL®.

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Call for Workshops & Tutorials:  HiPEAC Conference Call for Workshops & Tutorials: HiPEAC Conference

The MULTIPROG workshop at the International Conference on High Performance and Embedded Architectures and Compilers in Heraklion, Crete is coming up in January 2012. October 3rd is the deadline for the abstract submission. Be sure to read Lee Howe’s blog to get more information on how to participate.

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Tool Update:  GPU ShaderAnalyzer v1.57 Tool Update: GPU ShaderAnalyzer v1.57

Now you can analyze the performance of pixel, vertex, geometry, hull, domain and compute shaders for the AMD Radeon HD 6670 and 6450 and it supports the latest Catalyst™ derivers. Update your version today!

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New Podcast:  AMD Core Math Library New Podcast: AMD Core Math Library

AMD just launched the AMD Core Math Library 5.0. Get the new version today. If you aren’t so sure what this AMD Core Math Library is all about, be sure to listen to an interview of Chip Freitag, the technical lead in the Math Libraries group.

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AMD OpenCL™ Coding Competition - Performance Challenge Starts Now! AMD OpenCL™ Coding Competition - Performance Challenge Starts Now!

Join us at Topcoder on September 28th for the start of an OpenCL optimization challenge. You will be given a problem statement and some starting code. Then it will be up to you to use OpenCL to get the best performance possible. Do you have what it takes?

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