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APU13 Keynote Speakers from AMD, Oracle, ARM, DICE, Unity and More!
Registration is now open for APU13! Join us November 11-14 in San Jose, CA and be among the first to hear how industry leaders from AMD, ARM, Oracle, DICE, Unity Technologies and more envision the future of heterogeneous computing. View the list of confirmed keynote speakers for this year and start planning your summit experience.
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WebGL Craze at SigGraph 2013
WebGL™ provides web developers access and control of the GPU for developing 3D interactive content that would not have been possible otherwise. At the SigGraph 2013 WebGL BOF, many vendors demonstrated the latest advancements in this technology and the event generated a rare kind of energy, enthusiasm and vibrant community. Find out more in this blog post by Rémi Arnaud, a software engineer and web browser technologies specialist at AMD.

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OpenCL 2.0 Provisional Release Seeks Developer Feedback
OpenCL 2.0 has been released as a Provisional Specification for public review, to enable developers and implementers to provide feedback before specification finalization.
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Join AMD for a special HSA presentation at Hot Chips 2013
Heterogeneous computing is emerging as a requirement for power-efficient SoC design. Join Phil Rogers and Ben Sander from AMD, along with Ian Bratt from ARM and Benedict Gaster of Qualcomm at Hot Chips 2013 at Stanford Memorial Auditorium on Sunday, August 25, as they discuss new technical information around Heterogeneous System Architecture (HSA). Visit the Hot Chips 2013 site for more information and to register.

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AMD joins The Document Foundation advisory board to accelerate LibreOffice
AMD is now a member of The Document Foundation Advisory Board. TDF is the entity behind the popular LibreOffice Office Suite. “It is great to work on LibreOffice with The Document Foundation to expose the raw power of AMD GPUs and APUs, initially to spreadsheet users,” said Manju Hegde, corporate vice president, Heterogeneous Solutions at AMD. Find out more at this TDF blog post.

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Application Showcase: Mari 3D for high-resolution textures and millions of polygons
Mari 3D: Designed to meet the needs of even the most challenging VFX projects, MARI is capable of handling super high-resolution textures and millions of polygons. Explore other applications that are leveraging AMD’s heterogeneous technologies here.

Education and Events
 Training  Date  Location
OpenCL™ Programming Course by AccelerEyes September 4-5, 2013 Boston, MA
C++ AMP Programming Course by Acceleware September 10-13, 2013 Boston, MA
OpenCL™ Programming Course by AccelerEyes September 25-26, 2013 Baltimore, MA
OpenCL™ Programming Course by AccelerEyes October 9-10, 2013 Houston, TX
OpenCL™ Programming Course by Acceleware October 22-25, 2013 Houston, TX
OpenCL™ Programming Course by AccelerEyes October 23-24, 2013 Atlanta, GA

Tricks and Tips

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