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OpenCL Compliance and Performance Portability

One of the benefits of OpenCL as an open standard is code portability across a number of vendors and compute platforms.  Cuda is proprietary and tightly linked to Nvidia GPU’s, Direct Compute was defined for Microsoft platforms, Renderscript is a Google creation… but OpenCL is a true industry standard developed in an open, collaborative manner by over 20 companies.  The OpenCL standard defines a common language format that supports multiple classes of devices, GPUs, DSPs, FPGAs, CPUs and custom accelerators.   ...

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