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Multi-core CPUs, Accelerators, and the Many-core Future: A unified software approach with RapidMind

Multi-core CPUs, Accelerators, and the Many-core Future: A unified software approach with RapidMind

Date / Time
Tuesday, July 31, 2007
11:00 AM PT / 1:00 PM CT / 2:00 PM ET
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60 minutes

Presented By
Dr. Dobb's Journal Vendor Perspectives NetSeminar

  • Michael McCool — Chief Scientist at RapidMind

  • Overview

    Unlike in the past, where applications simply got faster as the clock speed of processors increased, software now has to change to take advantage of multiple cores to improve performance. Traditionally, harvesting performance from these additional cores requires programmers to use complex parallel programming tools and methodologies specific to each vendor's processor architecture.

    With RapidMind, developers can quickly and easily build higher-performing applications that for the first time exploit the full capabilities of multi-core processors, including the Cell Broadband Engine (Cell/B.E.) from IBM and graphics processor units (GPUs) from AMD and NVIDIA. Developers continue to use standard C++ and their existing compilers and tools, and rely on the RapidMind platform to "parallelize" across multiple cores.

    More than a 1,000 developers of HPC and enterprise software are using RapidMind to simultaneously gain the performance benefits of the new, exceptionally fast multi-core processors and the ease of single-threaded, single-core programming.

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