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Video of AMD OpenCL multi-core CPU particle and fluid simulation

First public demo of OpenCL functionality (February 05, 2009)


DMN Newswire--2009-2-5--
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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