AMD Fusion Developer Summit Starts This June

AMD has announced the direction of AFDS, or AMD Fusion Developer Summit.  AMD plans for the second annual summit to focus on “next generation software developments, heterogeneous computing and programming methods using industry-standard application programming interfaces such as OpenCL, Microsoft DirectCompute, and C++ AMP”.

AMD’s three-day summit, which will be held in June, will be focused to further cloud technology using parallel computing and more efficient programming.  As seen earlier this month, AMD is focusing on server and cloud computing technology using its APU Fusion processors.

“The second annual AFDS will bring together  top minds from the developer and computing communities as we focus on making heterogeneous computing accessible to mainstream developers and  improving new end user experiences” says Manju Hegde, corporate vice president, Content, Applications and Solutions at AMD.  In the future, rather than servers consuming thousands of watts the APU powered servers will only consume hundreds.

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  • esrever
    I really hope AMD can make openCL computing something that is used in almost all everyday tasks. They have a strong platform and by leveraging out to openCL, they can fight intel on their own terms. How fast is an i7 when the 6550D in the A3850 can beat it in many compute heavy tasks if given that chance?
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  • Parsian
    This is something that AMD needed to do long ago ever since investing in ATi. Their platform in my opinion is better than CUDA. Yet nVIDIA pushed CUDA everywhere while AMD sit and sank. I hope they can succeed and we can see more OpenCL GPGPU.
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  • sayantan
    I don't think so..Their 7900 series is three times faster than 680 in certain GPGPU computation. In gaming they are not far behind too..they just need to drop the prices..
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  • Parsian
    This is something that AMD needed to do long ago ever since investing in ATi. Their platform in my opinion is better than CUDA. Yet nVIDIA pushed CUDA everywhere while AMD sit and sank. I hope they can succeed and we can see more OpenCL GPGPU.
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  • sayantan
    I don't think so..Their 7900 series is three times faster than 680 in certain GPGPU computation. In gaming they are not far behind too..they just need to drop the prices..
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  • esrever
    I really hope AMD can make openCL computing something that is used in almost all everyday tasks. They have a strong platform and by leveraging out to openCL, they can fight intel on their own terms. How fast is an i7 when the 6550D in the A3850 can beat it in many compute heavy tasks if given that chance?
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