hcNewsFlash - The latest hc news, tools, events, training and job opportunities in the heterogeneous computing arena.



Don’t Miss the AMD Gaming Summit @ APU13, Nov. 11-13
In just a few, short weeks, the AMD Developer Summit will feature the first-ever AMD Gaming Summit, showcasing the latest GPU and APU technologies and their use in next-generation gaming platforms. Keynote presentations include those by Dominic Mallinson, Vice President, Research & Development at Sony Computer Entertainment America; Johan Andersson, Technical Director at DICE/Electronic Arts, and Brendan Iribe, Chief Executive Officer at Oculus VR. Plus enter to win one of the latest game console system that uses AMD technology. Choose from Sony Playstation® 4, Microsoft Xbox® One or Nintendo Wii U™. (Conference registration not required. Read contest terms and conditions here.) Join us for the full conference, or choose a one-day pass. Register Now


AMD Mantle


AMD's Mantle: “Biggest [Gaming] Industry Upheaval in a Decade”
Mantle is a new, low-level, high performance, console-style graphics API. Charlie Demerjian of SemiAccurate calls Mantle “the biggest [Gaming] industry upheaval in a decade.” Jason Evangelho of Forbes says “Mantle is a rally cry from AMD to developers, and a crucial consideration for PC gamers choosing their next graphics card.” See what the excitement is about in these articles from AnandTech, Eurogamer and PCWorld.

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About HSA*


Everything You Always Wanted to Know About HSA*
What is Heterogeneous System Architecture? Why does it matter? In this whitepaper, Insight 64 Research Fellow Nathan Brookwood explains why, even if HSA doesn’t entirely change your life, it will change the way you use your desktop, laptop, tablet, smartphone and the cloud.

New 3D GPU Documentation


New 3D GPU Documentation
Check out these new programming guides and register specifications for the 3D engine here. These documents bring AMD’s public 3D documentation up to date with all currently released asics. Developers on both Hacker News and reddit.com/r/programming/‎ discussed this documentation & other related topics.

SC13 Logo


HSA Platform Coherency and SoC Verification Challenges
AMD's Pankaj Singh will be presenting "HSA Platform Coherency and SoC Verification Challenges" at this year's SC13 conference, which is being held Nov. 17-21 in Denver, CO. The presentation will discuss how the support for coherent shared memory across CPU-GPUs has been implemented, new design features in the first implementation of a critical feature of HSA and how verification was achieved for this complex design.

Cartoon image


“AMD Aims To Give OpenGL A Big Boost, ‘API Won’t Be The Bottleneck’”
DSOGaming captures an interesting Twitter conversation with AMD’s Graham Sellers and other developers about OpenGL extensions in their article “AMD Aims To Give OpenGL a Big Boost, ‘API Won’t Be The Bottleneck’”. Read John Papadopoulos’ coverage and the corresponding discussion on reddit.com/r/programming/‎.

OpenCL Logo


International Workshop on OpenCL sets date for 2014 Conference in England
The International Workshop on OpenCL (IWOCL) is an annual meeting of OpenCL™ users, researchers, developers and suppliers. Their second annual conference is scheduled for May 12-13, 2014 in Bristol, England.Technical sessions reflecting OpenCL on PC, HPC, embedded, mobile and web-based platforms are expected. For more information, visit the IWOCL site.

Education and Events
 Training  Date  Location
OpenCL™ Programming Course by Acceleware October 22-25, 2013 Houston, TX
OpenCL™ Programming Course by AccelerEyes October 23-24, 2013 Atlanta, GA
OpenCL™ Programming Course by AccelerEyes November 6-7, 2013 Washington, DC

Don’t miss some of the last OpenCL™ training sessions of the year!

Tricks and Tips

Interested in profiling OpenCL™kernels that are launched from a Python script? Check out the discussion Profiling PyOpenCL application on the AMD Developer forums for several options.

Visit the AMD Developer Forums for other useful tips and tricks.

Submit your Tips&Tricks to hcNewsFlash@amd.com

AMD is Hiring!

Featured Jobs:

Submit Heterogeneous Compute job listings to hcNewsFlash@amd.com


Connect with the heterogeneous community and be a part of this new era of computing!

     LinkedIn FaceBook  Twitter YouTube
©2013 Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. All rights reserved. AMD, the AMD Arrow logo, Radeon and combinations thereof are trademarks of Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.

Advanced Micro Devices, Inc., One AMD Place, P.O. Box 3453, Sunnyvale, California 94088-3453 USA
AMD Developer Central | Copyright | Privacy | Cookie Policy | Trademark Info