AMD’s APU 2013 kicked off today with keynotes and a welcome reception. The developer summit is themed as the epicenter of heterogeneous computing. AMD has a world class CPU and a world class GPU and is pushing the industry forward by combining both of those devices into the same chip, the APU.
AMD’s APUs are programmable via OpenCL, the industry standard for heterogeneous development. AMD is also leading the way with standards for Heterogeneous System Architecture (HSA). APU13 will have many technical sessions, keynotes, and demos around OpenCL and HSA.
We are at the APU conference demoing ArrayFire acceleration on two of AMD’s newest hardware offerings:
- A machine with the latest AMD Radeon R9 209X discrete GPU
- A machine with the latest AMD Kaveri APU
Both of those new chips were highlighted in today’s keynote by Lisa Su:
We are excited to see what else APU 2013 brings as the first full day begins tomorrow. Stay tooned for more!