[Sidefx-houdini-list] OpenCL

Olex P hoknamahn at gmail.com
Sun Dec 14 15:45:37 EST 2008


I don't believe that OpenCL by itself is a silver bullet (because programmer
still have to do a lot using pretty low level language and API), Next step
is using of FP. Even programmers from game development start to look in this
direction.

On Sun, Dec 14, 2008 at 2:25 PM, Pablo Giménez <pablogipi at gmail.com> wrote:

> Thi is rat and an step forward in the world of parallel computing.
> But my feeling is that GPU will disappear in the next years, not really
> disappear, they will be included into regulra CPUs, and the nnext
> generation
> CPUs will substitute GPU.
> Apple adopting leanguages like OpenCL for a comodoty software as a SSOO is
> is a fact that demonstrate that highend computing will be used in a large
> number of applications.
> Hopefully OpenCL will be the OpenGL of the future and will be common API
> for
> parallel computing, if this is so hopefully Side FX will plan to begin to
> use it into Houdini as the foundation of the parallelism of the tool.
> And about the adopt of OpenCL into the Mac I am really wating for this,
> finally we will have a Mac using all the power it has ...
>
>
> 2008/12/12 Andrew D Lyons <tstexture at gmail.com>
>
> > Check this out:
> >
> > http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/12/09/opencl_1_released/
> > http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OpenCL
> >
> >
> http://www.khronos.org/news/press/releases/the_khronos_group_releases_opencl_1.0_specification/
> >
> > This would detract from the need for dedicated dynamics hardware like
> > PhysX...
> >
> > Cheers
> >
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