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Heterogeneous Computing with OpenCL, 2nd Edition by Dana Schaa, Perhaad Mistry, David R. Kaeli, Lee Howes, Benedict Gaster

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Foreword to the Revised OpenCL 1.2 Edition

I need your help. I need you to read this book and start using OpenCL. Let me explain.

The fundamental building blocks of computing have changed over the past 10 years. We have moved from the single-core processors many of us started with long ago to shared memory multicore processors, to highly scalable “many core” processors, and finally to heterogeneous platforms (e.g., a combination of a CPU and a GPU). If you have picked up this book and are thinking of reading it, you are most likely well aware of this fact. I assume you are also aware that software needs to change to keep up with the evolution of hardware.

And this is where I need your help. I’ve been working in parallel computing since 1985 and ...

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