"With parallel computing now in the mainstream, this book provides an excellent reference on the state-of-the-art techniques in accelerating applications on CPU-GPU systems."--David A. Bader, Georgia Institute of Technology "Intended for software architects and engineers, this guide to OpenCL examines potential uses and practical application of the cross platform programming language for heterogeneous computing. The work explores the use of OpenCL to design and produce scalable applications that have the ability to be optimized for processor core and GPU usage. Chapters cover an overview of OpenCL, basic examples, CPU/GPU implementation and extensions. Illustrations and sample code, as well as sections outlining case studies for the use of OpenCL in several common situations, are provided."--SciTech Book News "I always enjoy reviewing later editions of a book.this book does not disappoint. It is definitely worth the time spent reading it."--ComputingReviews.com, September 27, 2013
Über den Autor und weitere Mitwirkende
Benedict R. Gaster is a software architect working on programming models for next-generation heterogeneous processors, in particular looking at high-level abstractions for parallel programming on the emerging class of processors that contain both CPUs and accelerators such as GPUs. Benedict has contributed extensively to the OpenCL's design and has represented AMD at the Khronos Group open standard consortium. Benedict has a Ph.D in computer science for his work on type systems for extensible records and variants.