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Advanced Micro Devices on Tuesday announced the initial lineup of keynote speakers for the 2013 AMD developer summit, APU13. A number of leading hardware and software developers, including those from ARM, EA DICE, Imagination, Oracle and Unity Technologies will talk about their achievements in heterogeneous computing this November.

The third annual three-day event will be held in San Jose, California on November 11-14, 2013, where AMD and industry leaders will delve into key market trends regarding next generation software and computing experience development, the emerging heterogeneous system architecture (HSA) standard, and the latest in the use of industry-standard application programming interfaces such as OpenCL, Microsoft DirectCompute and C++ AMP.

“The third annual AMD Developer Summit will again bring together the top minds from the developer and computing communities into one event focused on the innovators and technologies that will make heterogeneous computing accessible to mainstream developers. By bringing together academia, developers and the larger computing ecosystem, we continue to drive open and industry standards for widespread adoption by developers. Our goal is to provide improved, breakthrough computing experiences for end users,” said Manju Hegde, corporate vice president of heterogeneous solutions at AMD.

Joining AMD speakers Lisa Su, senior vice president and general manager, global business units; Mark Papermaster, senior vice president and chief technology officer; and Phil Rogers, corporate fellow, are thought leaders from some of today’s foremost technology companies including:

  • Mike Muller, chief technology officer at ARM;
  • Johann Anderson, chief architect at Electronic Arts DICE;
  • Tony King-Smith, vice president of Marketing at Imagination;
  • Chienping Lu, senior director of Mediatek USA;
  • Nandini Ramani, vice president of development at Oracle Solutions;
  • David Helgason, founder and CEO of Unity Technologies;

APU13 will feature breakout sessions focused on industry trends in computing. In February, AMD announced two new additions to the conference agenda including a much-requested gaming focus: the 2013 AMD Game Developer Summit. This addition will showcase the latest GPU and APU technologies and their inclusion in the most widespread or next-generation gaming platforms across mobile, tablet, PC, online/cloud and console.

“Each year, this conference gives its audience a chance to hear the latest developments in heterogeneous computing and related technologies.  During my keynote, I will share insights around Oracle’s innovations and technologies that support open standards-based ecosystems,” said Nandini Ramani, development vice president at Oracle.

Tags: AMD, Oracle, Unity, ARM, EA DICE, Electronic Arts, Imagination Technologies


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1 2 [Posted by: linuxlowdown  | Date: 07/10/13 02:07:58 AM]
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it isn't a HSA chip so iets a bit of topic. also HSA is software and hardware witch make it easy to program on a GPU.
1 0 [Posted by: massau  | Date: 07/10/13 03:12:07 AM]
This is basically a press release about an event rather than any news. We are waiting for something more substantial such as leaks about Steamroller or AMD design wins. Certainly the AMD Q2 earnings conference call on the 19 July will be important.
1 1 [Posted by: linuxlowdown  | Date: 07/10/13 03:27:33 AM]

HSA isn't just a means to easily program the GPU.

As far as the FX-9590 it's a limited edition model for people with too much money, IMO. It's worth noting that MacClipper thinks quite highly of himself and often posts incorrect technical info. in forums so take his opinions with a large grain of salt.
1 2 [Posted by: beenthere  | Date: 07/10/13 05:22:02 AM]
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there aren't high level languishes yet but but it is meant to tightly couple the cpu and gpu and other special purpose units. if they can do this than you will have context switching.

in the end you get easier programming because the compiler and hardware will determ wich unit is the best. loops of >1M float elements will be scheduled on the gpu while branches etc. will be done by the cpu. the speed up will come because the will be no copy between the computing units.

it will be easier than opencl whit different memory pools etc.
0 0 [Posted by: massau  | Date: 07/10/13 01:28:16 PM]


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