AMD and Academic Experts Collaborate with Morgan Kaufmann Publishers on OpenCL™ Book

Distinguished leaders in parallel computing and OpenCL communities produce text exploring the programming of multi-core APUs, GPUs and CPUs
SUNNYVALE, Calif. 6/15/2011

AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced its   collaboration on a new book for developers, Heterogeneous Computing with OpenCL, to be published by Morgan Kaufmann, an imprint of Elsevier Science & Technology Books. The book provides hands-on OpenCL™ experience and details multiple device architectures and application programming interfaces (APIs), from multi-core CPUs, GPUs and fully integrated Accelerated Processing Units (APUs) like AMD Fusion APU technology, to fundamental parallel algorithms.

“This book is just one more example of how AMD enables the university and the developer communities with information and tools they need to embrace OpenCL and other common platforms,” said Manju Hegde, corporate vice president, AMD Fusion Experience Program. “The continued adoption of OpenCL will significantly expand the possibilities for software vendors and developers leading to a wide array of innovative applications and new experiences that benefit from massively parallel processing. There is a resultant need for education and training of the university community which this book will meet.”

“We are seeing increasing demand for reference resources about common APIs,” said Todd Green, senior acquisitions editor of Morgan Kaufmann. “Application development across the PC, tablet and smartphone markets are red hot in terms of reader interest. We thank AMD and Northeastern University for shedding light on the common platforms and parallel computing movement; it’s a must-read book for every developer.”

The book was co-authored by several industry and academic leaders from AMD and Northeastern University, including: 

  • Benedict Gaster, OpenCL architect, AMD
  • Lee Howes, member of technical staff, AMD
  • David R. Kaeli, director of the Northeastern University Computer Architecture Research Laboratory (NUCAR), co-leader of the Northeastern University Institute for Information Assurance (IIA) and associate dean of Undergraduate Programs in the College of Engineering at Northeastern University
  • Perhaad Mistry, Ph.D Student, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Northeastern University
  • Dana Schaa, Ph.D Student, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Northeastern University

Heterogeneous Computing with OpenCL is expected to be available in print and electronic formats in August 2011 from many major booksellers. The book provides detailed examples that illustrate the power and elegance of OpenCL to handle image processing, web plugins, random number generation, video processing and more.

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Morgan Kaufmann has been bringing the knowledge of experts to the computing community since 1984. Their goal is to provide timely yet timeless content to research and development professionals, business leaders and information technology managers, everyday practitioners, and academia. Through superior print and digital content, their leading authors educate readers and inspire future innovation. Morgan Kaufmann publishes textbooks that often redefine the trajectory of computer science education and technical references that help professionals stay ahead of the curve. Visit www.mkp.com for more information.

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Jo Albers
AMD Public Relations
(512) 602-3526
jo.albers@amd.com

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