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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.

  • 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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  • obsama1
    OpenCL > CUDA. CUDA is good, but the only reason it's used is because Nvidia bribes Adobe and Autodesk to implement it. In bitcoin mining, AMD >>>> Nvidia. But for gaming, 680 >>>> 7970.
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  • fyasko
    as far back as the radeon 9600 amd/ati cards have been faster than nvidia but nvidia's drivers have always been better. open CL looks promising, if it takes off like it should i will jump back over to AMD gpu's.
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  • doron
    frozonici really dont care what AMD does, i just want it to be competiive againg in both GPU and CPU, their GPUs havent done well since the gtx 4XX series were introduced, at least in the high end market....
    Then why are you reading this? Head straight to Anandtech's bench utility and be done with it.

    sayantanI 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..
    Peak freq. - 7970 and 680 trade blows in gaming, 7970 better than 680 (and 580) in compute.
    Size - 680 smaller than 79xx and larger than 78xx
    arrival - 7970 paper launched in december, launched in january. 680 MIA.

    The way I see it, despite the "gtx680 was supposed to be 660ti" rumors, AMD and Nvidia keep leap-frogging each other since the hd4xxx series.
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  • apple_eater
    only time will tell
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  • zooted
    frozonici really dont care what AMD does, i just want it to be competiive againg in both GPU and CPU, their GPUs havent done well since the gtx 4XX series were introduced, at least in the high end market....Can't tell if serious....
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  • doron
    obsama1OpenCL > CUDA. CUDA is good, but the only reason it's used is because Nvidia bribes Adobe and Autodesk to implement it. In bitcoin mining, AMD >>>> Nvidia. But for gaming, 680 >>>> 7970.
    When the gtx680 will be out for real AMD will have to lower the prices and its partners will likely introduce an overclocked version which should be on par with the 680.

    However, since the 680 is largely out of stock this makes the 7970 the only choice for people who need a high end gaming machine right now and the gtx680 irrelevant.
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  • gilgamex
    apple_eateronly time will tell
    You must also be clear by how much better AMD's chips are at computing, it is not even remotely trading blows with Nvidia like they often do on the gaming front.
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