When AMD set about bringing their CPU/GPU fusion initiative to life with the Heterogeneous System Architecture (HSA) earlier this decade, one point AMD made early-on was that while they strongly believed in the need for heterogeneous computing and the performance gains it would offer, they would also be pragmatic. When you’re attempting to significantly alter the computing landscape and create architectures that can accommodate massively parallel workloads just as well as they can traditional serial workloads, it means you have to address not only the hardware end of the equation but the software end as well. In other words it means you need an ecosystem, and you cannot build an ecosystem of one.
To that end, in 2012 AMD founded the Heterogeneous System Architecture Foundation...
Smithfield got everyone's attention a few days ago, for today how about 64-bit Intel CPUs on the desktop?
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Kristopher Kubicki on 8/2/2004
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Kristopher Kubicki on 7/27/2004
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Kristopher Kubicki on 7/23/2004
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Anand Lal Shimpi on 7/21/2004
Want the truth about how to break Intel's 925X overclock lock? Manufacturers tell us what is REALLY going on and what they are doing to bypass the lock.
Wesley Fink on 7/16/2004
Forget your CPU core specs? Here is a little cheatsheet for you!
Kristopher Kubicki on 7/12/2004
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Kristopher Kubicki on 7/11/2004
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Kristopher Kubicki on 7/7/2004
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Derek Wilson on 6/24/2004
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Wesley Fink on 6/23/2004
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Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/21/2004
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Wesley Fink on 6/19/2004
Summary: AMD's newest processor lineup turns out to be more complicated
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Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/14/2004
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Wesley Fink on 6/2/2004
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Derek Wilson on 6/1/2004
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