Originally Posted by Butthurt Beluga
I apologize for the off-topic question, but with these next-gen APIs like Vulkan and DX12 it got me wondering: is asynchronous compute an AMD technology?
I always see it associated with AMD and I was trying to find out exactly who made it, and I haven't been able to find anything useful.
I think it started sometime in 2006:
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One other thing: Quote:
In November 2006, AMD's website stated they started the "GPGPU revolution" with the introduction of "Close To Metal", the first iteration of their GPGPU technology that has now evolved into ATI Stream.
it is the standard business policy for a small company with a big incentive to be merged with a bigger well-funded company to set forth on the new venture. Such happened with Google Earth(thanks, Nvidia!
): Nvidia payed for the kickstarted until the software company caught attention of Google and the rest is history...
ATi's big goal was just as huge - substituting mainstream gpgpu software libraries for the cpu - which we can say has been making some progress, at least recently, under AMD supervision.Edited by mtcn77 - 7/14/16 at 3:50pm