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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.

Media SDK 1.1 Available

Version 1.1 introduces the AMD Media Framework (AMF) library for video encoding and decoding. You can read about it in our blog post, or get the bits at the Media SDK page.

GPU PerfStudio V3.1 Available

Optimize your shader code with PerfStudio 3.1! The latest release includes a new GPU ShaderAnalyzer for GCN, a powerful addition to the GPU PerfStudio suite of graphics tools. Learn more about ShaderAnalyzer for GCN here.

OpenCL™ 2.0 Applications With CodeXL

CodeXL now provides the tools to develop OpenCL 2.0 applications. Also, it is not every release that a new component is added. CodeXL v1.6 includes a brand new power profiler plus more. Get the details and download CodeXL here.

Bolt 1.3 GA is Here

The latest Bolt C++ template library release includes performance optimizations of key routines, support for OpenCL CPU device command queue, and more. Get the details 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

  • Media SDK v1.1 Is Now Available
    January 29, 2015
    I’m excited to announce availability of Media SDK v1.1. Version 1.0 introduced Microsoft’s Media Foundation Transform (MFT) framework for multimedia processing on AMD platforms, an
  • Stock-Data Analysis Using the Bolt library
    January 19, 2015
    The latest Bolt release, version 1.3, includes several new functions and performance improvements in the APIs. (To find out more about this latest release, check out our companion

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