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APU13 Keynote and Technical Presentations Now Available
This year’s AMD Developer Summit, called APU13, was bigger and better than ever before. With more than 1,000 participants in person and online from around the globe, APU13 was our most successful conference yet. If you missed it, you’ll want to plan to attend next year. To sample the excitement generated at the event, you can watch the Keynotes on the APU365 website, browse the presentations from our many technical sessions on our website or go directly to our new SlideShare channel



Media SDK v1.0 (Beta) Released
Developers can use the Media SDK v1.0 beta release for leveraging AMD media accelerators for video encoding and decoding, GPU accelerated video pre/post processing, low latency video encoding and more. The Media SDK can be downloaded via the new unified installer, and should be used with the Catalyst 13.9 driver.  Learn more here.



AMD APP SDK 2.9 Released
The AMD APP SDK 2.9 release has new ease-of-use and productivity features, comprising a unified installer that includes the new version of APP SDK 2.9 and the Media SDK v1.0 (Beta), a web-based sample browser, support for CMake, as well as improved OpenCL™ source editing in Visual Studio. Learn more.



Code XL 1.3 Available
Code XL v1.3 includes a number of new features including, remote debugging and profiling, kernel analysis with a new, integrated “Analyze” mode, CPU profiling and more. Get the full details here.

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Free OpenCL™ Training Video
AMD Developer Central forum member Adrien Guillon posted a link and information about a free OpenCL™  training video that he created. Check out the details in the OpenCL™ forum and then head over to view his video. Adrien says this is the first video in a series.

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Oracle Joins HSA Foundation to Bring HC Capabilities to Java
“Joining the HSA Foundation represents the next step towards bringing heterogeneous computing to millions of developers, as well as the introduction of new server and cloud programming paradigms,” said Nandini Ramani, vice president of development, Java Platform, Oracle.  Learn more.  

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Students win SC13 Commodity Cluster Challenge Using AMD Systems
Students from Bentley University and Northeastern University won the Super Computing 2013 Commodity Cluster Challenge with AMD A10 APUs. We enjoyed working with them and congratulate them on the fantastic results they were able to achieve. Read how they did it here.  

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AMD: Geeks Gone Wild
In this Seeking Alpha article, Charles Cooper discusses the significance of APUs, heterogeneous system architecture and system fabric, and the exciting potential around technology that focuses on “designing efficient ways to combine chips in a fabric.” Read the full article here.  



Imaging on Embedded GPUs
Join the Bay Area Multimedia Meetup Group December 19 at 6 p.m. for networking, refreshments and a presentation from Mikaël Bourges-Sévenier, Director of High-Performance Imaging at Aptina, about imaging on embedded GPUs. Learn more and sign up to attend.

Education and Events
 Training  Date  Location
OpenCL™ Programming Course by AccelerEyes December 4-5, 2013 New York, NY

Stay tuned for more training opportunities in 2014!

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