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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.

GPUPerfAPI 2.14 Released

This new version includes support for additional GPUs and APUs, improved memory consumption during profiling plus much more. Learn more and download it here.

GPU PerfStudio V3.0 Now Available

The latest version of this performance analysis and debugging tool from AMD includes support for LINUX and OpenGL 4.3 games and more. Download it 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.

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.

Videos about New Tools & Technologies

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.

Blog Posts

  • DirectGMA on AMD’s FirePro GPUs
    September 8, 2014
    Efficiently Exchange data with your GPU with Direct Graphic Memory Access In the visual computing world, accelerators of many types are now very common for a lot of different appli
  • Media SDKv1.1 Beta release now available!
    August 26, 2014
    I am excited to announce the availability of the Media SDK v1.1 public beta release. While the Media SDKv1.0 release was focused on the use of MFTs for multimedia processing ...

Forum Posts

  • Blender Cycles(Opencl on AMD GPUS)
    September 20, 2014
    Dear Opencl DeveloperWhy doesn't the AMD opencl compiler work with blender cycles?whenever i compile the blender cycles kernel, the system either crashes due to lack of memory
  • Intro to OpenCL Webinar replay
    September 19, 2014
    If you weren't able to join us for our "Introduction to OpenCL using AMD GPUs" webinar yesterday, presented in partnership with Accelerware's Chris Mason, you c

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