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[TI] AMD thinks most programmers will not use CUDA or OpenCL

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CHIP DESIGNER AMD believes that most software developers won't use CUDA or OpenCL to create code that runs on the GPU.
AMD has spent a lot of effort promoting OpenCL in the hope that developers will make use of the GPGPU in the firm's accelerated processing units (APUs). However the firm thinks most developers will shun GPGPU specific languages such as CUDA and OpenCL and stick with what they already know.

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Sadly, it's probably true...
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I don't really know what to make of this. WIll AMD focus less on OpenCL now?
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Its kind of sad. GPUs can help boosts performance quite a bit.
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Originally Posted by ZealotKi11er View Post

Its kind of sad. GPUs can help boosts performance quite a bit.
Only on certain types of workloads....



Intel's Xeon Phi implementation and mostly maintaining code compatibility makes it looks pretty good....
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They should shift resources to software giants, and provide them with the best support they can give. There's a lot of money there, and it doesn't need nearly as much resources as trying to make it widespread amongst all coders.
   
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Originally Posted by xeekei View Post

I don't really know what to make of this. WIll AMD focus less on OpenCL now?

It's why they are working on HSA in the first place.
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Originally Posted by DuckieHo View Post

Only on certain types of workloads....



Intel's Xeon Phi implementation and mostly maintaining code compatibility makes it looks pretty good....

Cant you redesign the apps to take full advantage of the GPU or you still the the CPU processing power?
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post #9 of 64
It appears AMD's plan is to incorporate the good qualities of OpenCL (tasking work to the GPU) into other languages such as Java instead of trying to get people to use OpenCL.
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Originally Posted by xeekei View Post

I don't really know what to make of this. WIll AMD focus less on OpenCL now?

AMD did mention that HSA would allow better C++ GPU support. That's a huge advantage over CUDA or OpenCL as long as the programmers don't have to do much tricks or hacks to get C++ to run on a GPU.
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