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If you want faster apps, you’ll want to use heterogeneous computing technologies. We’re here to make that happen with plenty of tools and resources. And if you’re thinking about architecture, HSA is going to rock your world.

New Radeon™ SDK Samples

The recent Radeon™ SDK samples update includes the latest version of TressFX, silhouette tessellation and compute particles. Learn more and download them here.

Heterogeneous C++ AMP for Developers

AMD, in collaboration with Microsoft®, has released C++ AMP version 1.2 – an open source C++ compiler that implements version 1.2 of the open specification for C++ AMP, available on both Linux and Windows for the first time. Learn more here.

Watch the Java 8 Webinar Replay

If you weren't able to join us for our last Webinar, “What’s New in Java 8,” presented with Develop Intelligence, you can watch the replay now here.

Media SDKv1.1 Public Beta Now Available

The Media SDKv1.1 beta provides the AMD Media Framework library that provides C++ APIs for video encoding and decoding plus much more. Learn more here.


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The Heterogeneous System Architecture: It's (Not) All About The GPU

The use of GPUs in computation intensive tasks has had an ever increasing impact across all platforms. At the same time, GPUs have several properties that make it a challenge to unlock their full benefit in many real-world applications. The HSA was created to address many of these current shortcomings while providing a great update for already established software models. Learn more in this GPGPU7 keynote by Paul Blinzer, chairperson of the System Architecture Workgroup of the HSA Foundation.

Conference, Webinar and Event Presentations

Want to take another look at an interesting conference presentation? Missed an event you hoped to see? Browse our collection of technical presentations from developer conferences, industry events and Webinars around the world covering a wide variety of heterogeneous computing topics such as Mantle, C++, rendering, shaders, game development, Java, graphics, libraries, OpenCL™ and much more.

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About HSA*

What is Heterogeneous System Architecture? Why does it matter? In this whitepaper, Insight 64 Research Fellow Nathan Brookwood explains why, even if HSA doesn’t entirely change your life, it will change the way you use your desktop, laptop, tablet, smartphone and the cloud.

hUMA - the Next Big Thing in Processors

The HSA Foundation has released a new multicore architecture specification called hUMA or heterogeneous uniform memory access. hUMA allows CPUs and GPUs to share the same memory in a heterogeneous system architecture (HSA). hUMA makes it easier for developers to create apps that use the individual powers of CPUs and GPUS and is compatible with mainstream programming languages like Python, C++ & Java. You'll soon be able to see hUMA in action in AMD’s Kaveri processors.



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