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Achieving Peak GEMM Performance on GPUs!
AutoGemm, a new feature in our recently released ACL Beta 2, is a new approach for achieving peak GEMM performance on GPUs. It is a suite of Python scripts that generates thousands of optimized GEMM OpenCL™ kernels, benchmarks these kernels for a particular GPU, and automatically chooses the optimal kernel within clBLAS for peak performance.


 
Don’t miss this webinar: Blowing the Doors off Bottlenecks with Python on AMD APUs
Learn how to speed up your Python programs using the integrated GPU on AMD APUs. We’ll show you how to use Numba, an open source just-in-time compiler, to generate faster code, all with pure Python. There is no cost for this webinar but seating is limited.


 
Performance Comparision with SpGEMM
This blog post looks at a new algorithm implemented in Beta 2 of the clSPARSE library and compares the performance of clSPARSE running on an AMD GPU with that of a competitor. What are the results?


 
AMD LiquidVR™ Technology for Developers
LiquidVR™ is an AMD technology initiative aimed at enabling a fully immersive and comfortable virtual reality experience by creating a new programming model that fully exploits the capabilities of modern GPUs. AMD’s LiquidVR™ is ushering in a new era of visual computing, designed to empower developers and fuel fully engaging VR experiences.


 

Are you a ninja programmer interested in assembly programming for the Graphics Core Next (GCN) ISA? Learn more in this thread at the DevGurus forums.

CONFERENCE & EVENTS◢

ARM TechCon 2015
Santa Clara, CA
Nov 10-12, 2015


SC15
Austin, TX
Nov 15-20, 2015


ICCV 2015
Santiago, Chile
Dec 11-16, 2015


IWOCL 2016
Vienna, Austria
April 19-21, 2016


VR World
Bristol, UK
April 12, 2016

 

TRAINING & EDUCATION◢

Webinar:Blowing the Doors off Bottlenecks with Python on AMD APUs


Edinburg Napier University OpenCL™ courses


On-Demand Webinars & Tutorials – From AMD Developer Central


Visit AMD's Training Partners for more training options or to schedule a customized training session


Open Source Hypervisor and OS Developer
Austin, Texas


Sr. Software Engineer
Bangalore, India

BREAKING: AMD INTRODUCES BOLTZMANN INITIATIVE AT SC15
SC15 will be in Austin for its 27th annual conference this year, and so will we. Stop by and see AMD at booth 727. Learn more about the new Boltzmann initiative – a suite of tools designed to ease development of high-performance, energy efficient heterogeneous computing systems. #SC15 #hpctransforms

Don’t miss these other opportunities while you’re there:
Khronos OpenCL Booth #285: Stop by for a chat and pick up your free OpenCL and SYCL reference guides
Khronos BOF: Experience the Diverse OpenCL Ecosystem; Nov. 18, Room 17AB
AMD: Booth #727 – Demos and a few surprises


 
VR World Congress Set for Bristol UK
SouthWest VR is now VR World Congress. Billed as a bigger and better event, it is set to take place on the 12th of April, 2016 in Bristol, UK. Speakers will include a keynote from AMD and representatives from nDreams, Frontier Developments, Lloyd Digital and Opposable VR, with more to be announced soon. Don’t miss this one.


 
 
 
 
Immersed 2015 Keynote: The Tipping Point of VR
 
 
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Introducing: Radeon Software Crimson Edition
 
 
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AMD’s Virtual Reality Cinema Journey with Baahubali
 
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