AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced a collaboration with Acceleware whereby the companies will deliver professional training programs to help developers learn how to create applications that comply with OpenCL™ standards. This announcement follows AMD’s recent introduction of the OpenCL™ University Kit, a set of course materials designed for universities to teach semester-long courses in OpenCL programming.
The jointly developed OpenCL courses from AMD and Acceleware are designed to support professional software developers by providing ongoing education opportunities around OpenCL, the non-proprietary industry standard for true heterogeneous computing across platforms.
“OpenCL helps developers harness the full power of the CPU and GPU to create rich and vivid computing experiences on a wide variety of devices,” said Manju Hegde, corporate vice president, AMD Fusion Experience Program. “Our work with Acceleware is another example of our commitment to supporting industry standards, and we’re excited to offer OpenCL learning opportunities for professional developers, which complement our previously announced OpenCL University kit.”
“The developer community is hungry for more education around open standards for software development, and we’re thrilled to work with AMD on this education series,” said Robert Miller, vice president of marketing and product management for Acceleware. “We’re tapping top-notch developers to lead our training courses and know that participants will find the sessions to be highly valuable as they continue to build innovative new applications.”
Beginning in June 2011, Acceleware and AMD will host monthly training sessions at various locations, starting in the US. Participants will receive documentation of course completion. To view the schedule and sign up for the training course, please visit: http://www.acceleware.com/amd-opencl-training. Courses will be offered for $2,000. The initial OpenCL course schedule includes the following dates and locations:
- June 28-29 Sunnyvale, CA
- July 12-13 New York, NY
- August 16-17 Houston, TX
Acceleware also will sponsor a drop-in lab at the AMD Fusion Developer Summit to be held June 13-16, 2011 in Bellevue, Washington. Acceleware will join AMD technical personnel, AMD executives, developers and additional partner companies gathered at AMD’s developer summit to discuss industry standards including OpenCL, and to explore how to best optimize applications for heterogeneous computing. The inaugural summit will gather developers, academics and emerging innovators to learn more about heterogeneous computing, Accelerated Processing Unit (APU) technology, parallel processing and developer programs like the AMD Fusion Fund.
AMD (NYSE: AMD) is a semiconductor design innovator leading the next era of vivid digital experiences with its groundbreaking AMD Fusion Accelerated Processing Units (APUs) that power a wide range of computing devices. AMD’s server computing products are focused on driving industry-leading cloud computing and virtualization environments. AMD’s superior graphics technologies are found in a variety of solutions ranging from game consoles, PCs to supercomputers. For more information, visit http://www.amd.com.
Acceleware develops and markets solutions that enable software vendors to leverage heterogeneous, multi-core processing hardware without rewriting their applications for parallel computing. This acceleration middleware allows customers to speed-up simulation and data processing algorithms, benefiting from high performance computing technologies available in the market such as multiple-core CPUs, GPUs or other acceleration hardware. For more information about Acceleware, please visit www.acceleware.com.
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