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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.

Multimedia Development Webinar Replay

If you couldn't join us for this popular webinar, don't miss the replay. Find out how to use a new set of C++ interfaces plus much more in this introduction to multimedia processing using the new Media SDK. View the replay 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 GPU PerfStudio here.

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 GPUPerfAPI 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

  • OpenCL™ 2.0 – Pipes
    October 31, 2014
    In the previous post, we saw one of the important features of OpenCL™ 2.0, Shared Virtual Memory (SVM). In this blog, we will see another feature of OpenCL 2.0 called ...
  • OpenCL™ 2.0 — Shared Virtual Memory
    October 24, 2014
    The OpenCL™ 2.0 specification is a big step up from OpenCL 1.2 that allows closer collaboration between devices in a heterogeneous system—think improved programmability and perform

Forum Posts

  • List of platforms supported by OpenCL 2.0 driver
    October 31, 2014
    We have updated the list of AMD products supported by the early release of the OpenCL 2.0 driver. You can find that list here: The original page listed supported product families,
  • Exception calling clBuildProgram on my kernel
    October 31, 2014
    This must be karma  My system:Windows 7 64 bits with HD7700 cardLatest 14.9.2 Beta Driver  When I try to compile the following kernel with clBuildProgram, I get the following excep

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