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OpenCL 2.0 brings new graphics-chip power to software

A new version of the interface makes software running on graphics chips more self-reliant and better at sharing data with conventional software running on CPUs.

By July 22, 2013


OpenCL adapts for control-freak programming

Version 1.2 of the interface standard for letting general programs use graphics chip power lets programmers govern the resources available to a task.

By November 15, 2011


OpenCL benchmarks arriving

Apple has touted using the "Power of the GPU" with the OpenCL API, but how does it run in practice? Very few current applications are coded to use Apple's new OpenCL API that is included with Snow Leopard; however, recently there have been several benc

By September 16, 2009


OpenCL: Parallel programmers' new best friend

OpenCL, created to support parallel programming in Apple's Snow Leopard operating system, may become the new world standard for parallel programming on all platforms.

By August 28, 2009


OpenCL goes beyond Apple

OpenCL specification, an open industry standard for 3D graphics and computer audio that started as an Apple proposal but has gained many supporters, has been ratified.

By December 9, 2008


Industry group to evaluate Apple's OpenCL as standard

The Khronos Group has announced the formation of an industry body that will study ways to make it easier to exploit GPUs on future computers--and it will start with Apple's OpenCL.

By June 17, 2008


Got leftover GPUs? Why not crack some passwords?

Researcher Jeremi Gosney has used five servers, 25 Radeon GPUs, Infiniband and Virtual OpenCL to crack passwords at a scary rate.

By December 5, 2012


Apple: Next Mac OS X unlocks chip power

Snow Leopard features tech called Grand Central Dispatch to better tap into multicore chip power. Also: OpenCL for doing calculations on a graphics chip.

By June 8, 2009


Khronos finishes WebCL 1.0 to let Web apps tap into GPU

The interface is designed to let take advantage of the GPU and multicore CPUs for parallel programming tasks. The standards group will have to convince browser makers to adopt it, though.

By March 19, 2014


Intel describes next-gen 'Iris' graphics chips

Intel released details on its next-generation graphics chips for laptops and desktops, called Iris.

By May 1, 2013