The Khronos Group announced this week the ratification and public release of the OpenCL 1.2 specification, providing enhanced performance and functionality to the industry standard invented by Apple for heterogeneous, high-performance computing. A new conformance test suite has also been announced and made available.
New features in OpenCL 1.2 include seamless sharing of media and surfaces with DirectX 9 and 11, enhanced image support, custom devices and kernels, device partitioning and separate compilation and linking of objects. The OpenCL 1.2 specifications, online reference pages and reference cards are all available at www.khronos.org/opencl/.
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