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Nvidia Adds OpenCL To Its GPU Computing Toolkit

Nvidia announced its full supp

OpenCL (Open Computing Language) is a new compute API that allows developers to harness the parallel computing power of the GPU.

The company kicked off the GPU computing revolution with the introduction of NVIDIA CUDA, its massively parallel computing ISA and hardware architecture. CUDA was designed to natively support all parallel computing interfaces and will run OpenCL.

"The OpenCL specification is a result of a clearly recognized opportunity from leaders like NVIDIA to grow the total market for heterogeneous parallel computing through an open, cross-platform standard," said Neil Trevett, Vice president of embedded content at NVIDIA and chairman of the OpenCL working group at Khronos.


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