Chapter 1. Overview and C++ AMP Approach

Why GPGPU? What Is Heterogeneous Computing?

As developers, we are used to adjusting to a changing world. Our industry changes the world almost as a matter of routine. We learn new languages, adopt new methodologies, start using new user interface paradigms, and take for granted that it will always be possible to make our programs better. When it seems we will “hit a wall” following one path to making version n+1 better than version n, we find another path. The newest path some developers are about to follow is the path of heterogeneous computing.

In this chapter you’ll review some of the history ...

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