American computer processor giant AMD (Advanced Micro Devices) has announced the company’s collaboration with Massachusetts-based computer science and engineering content distributor Morgan Kaufmann Publishers in publishing OpenCL books, a report said.
The companies will develop an OpenCL (Open Computing Language) Book called Heterogeneous Computing with OpenCL.
OpenCL is a framework for writing programs that execute across assorted platforms consisting of CPUs, GPUs, and other processors.
The book will provide a concrete OpenCL experience to the customers and will detail various application programming interfaces (APIs) from multi-core GPUs, CPUs and integrated Accelerated Processing Units (APUs) like the AMD Fusion APU technology.
“This book is just one more example of how AMD enables the university and the developer communities with information and tools they need to embrace OpenCL and other common platforms,” said Manju Hegde, corporate vice president, AMD Fusion Experience Program. “The continued adoption of OpenCL will significantly expand the possibilities for software vendors and developers leading to a wide array of innovative applications and new experiences that benefit from massively parallel processing. There is a resultant need for education and training of the university community which this book will meet.”
The book has been co-authored by different academic heads from AMD and other institutions like Lee Howes, who is a member of the technical staff at AMD, Benedict Gaster, an OpenCL architect at AMD and Perhaad Mistry, a Ph.D. scholar at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Northeastern University.
“We are seeing increasing demand for reference resources about common APIs,” said Todd Green, senior acquisitions editor of Morgan Kaufmann. “Application development across the PC, tablet and smartphone markets are red hot in terms of reader interest. We thank AMD and Northeastern University for shedding light on the common platforms and parallel computing movement; it’s a must-read book for every developer.”
Heterogeneous Computing with OpenCL is expected to be on sale in print and electronic formats in August 2011, a report on the company’s website said.