Vincent Hindriksen, Founder of the StreamComputing company

If you have done any work with OpenCL you have likely seen Vincent online actively advocating OpenCL. He's a GPU hacker, performance engineer, and a promoter of open standards, as well as the founder of OpenCL-company StreamComputing.
Read his interview to see what he has to say about heterogeneous comupting and Big Data.

New version of Open64 compiler v4.5.2 released
The x86 Open64 compiler system is a high performance, production quality code generation tool designed for high performance parallel computing workloads. The x86 Open64 environment provides the developer the essential choices when building and optimizing C, C++, and Fortran applications targeting 32-bit and 64-bit Linux platforms.

Aparapi Meetups in Denver and Paris
Are you in Denver or Paris? Meet up with us in September, to learn about how other developers are getting 30X performance improvements with Aparapi.
Sept 4: Denver Open Source Group
Sept 5: HPC & GPU Supercomputing Group of Paris

A Presenter's Perspective of AFDS
What was AFDS like, and what should I make sure to watch no AFDS-D? According to Sarnath K, one of the AFDS presenters from HCL who presented on OpenCL Meta-Programming for BLAS, AFDS setting was harmonious, much like AMD's vision for heterogeneous compute. Read his blog to get his perspective on the AFDS keynotes.

New FirePro™ APU launched!
Support for Discrete Compute Offload (DCO), allowing additional compute capability by using discrete AMD FirePro GPUs in parallel with APU graphics for extended GPGPU performance and dedicated UVD (universal video decoder/VCE, or video CODEC engine) media encoding hardware to free up CPU resources. Learn more.

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OpenCL Programming Webinar Series Date Time
Graphics Core Next Architecture Overview August 21, 2012 5:30PM India Time / 8:00PM China Time
Performance Evaluation of AMD APARAPI Using Real World Applications August 21, 2012 9:30AM Pacific Time
Overview of HSAIL - the basis for implementing an HSA platform agnostic open-source OpenCL runtime August 28, 2012 10:00AM Pacific Time
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"Travelling in Style" C++ AMP Programming Contest Enter by August 31, 2012 Hosted by Beyod3D
PBS User Group Conference - HPC Event October 2-3,2012 San Jose, CA
SC12 November 10-16,2012 Salt Lake City, Utah
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OpenCL Programming Course by Acceleware (Use promotional code AXAMD2012 to save $350 off your course fee!) August, 21-24 Houston, TX
OpenCL Programming Course by Acceleware (Use promotional code AXAMD2012 to save $350 off your course fee!) Sepetember 11-14 Los Angeles, CA
OpenCL Programming Course by Acceleware (Use promotional code AXAMD2012 to save $350 off your course fee!) October 16-19 Calgary, AB
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