The OpenCL Programming Book

The OpenCL Programming Book starts with the basics of parallelization, then covers the main concepts and terminology, also teaching how to set up a development environment for OpenCL, while concluding with a walkthrough of the source code of an implementation of the fast Fourier transform (FFT) and Mersenne twister algorithms written in OpenCL.

The revised edition includes a summary of changes made in the OpenCL Specification, version 1.2, including a reference of new corresponding functions, and updates to the execution environments.

It is highly recommended for those wishing to get started with programming in OpenCL.

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  • Publisher  Fixstars
  • Author  Ryoji Tsuchiyama, Takashi Nakamura, Takuro Iizuka, Akihiro Asahara, Jeongdo Son, Satoshi Miki
  • Translator  Satoru Tagawa
  • Publish Date  4/26/2012 (Original: 3/31/2010)
  • Supported OpenCL Version  OpenCL 1.2
  • File Size  3.68MB
  • Pages  324 pages
  • Price  USD $19.50

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Foreword

OpenCL is an exciting new open standard that is bringing the power of programming complex multi-processor systems to a much wider audience than ever before. Khronos is fully committed not only to creating the specification but also fostering a rich and diverse OpenCL ecosystem. A vital piece of any living standard is enabling the industry to understand it truly, letting it tap into the full potential power of the technology.

Fixstars is a skilled OpenCL practitioner and is ideally qualified to create state-of-the-art OpenCL educational materials. I wholeheartedly recommend this book to anyone seeking to understand and start using the amazing power of OpenCL.

Neil Trevett President, The Khronos Group

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