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Video of AMD OpenCL multi-core CPU particle and fluid simulationFirst public demo of OpenCL functionality (February 05, 2009)
The first public demonstration of OpenCL functionality was given by AMD at Siggraph Asia 2008. The FirePro team has created a screen capture of the running application demo.
OpenCL is the new vendor-independent standard designed to extract high performance parallel computing out of GPUs, DSPs and multi-core CPUs. Basically the idea is that you can write your core computational code in OpenCL and voila! - your code scales to whatever processors are available.
The "Powdertoy" particle & fluid simulation app shows how OpenCL can extract high performance parallel computing out of multi-core CPUs. Initially the demo only uses one core of a Dragon-based system (quad-core Phenom II). As the additional cores are enabled the simulation compute time is cut in half!
Video capture of demo on YouTube at
More details about the demo at
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