Foreword 2

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 truly understand and tap into the power full potential 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 to this book to anyone looking to understand and start using the amazing power of OpenCL.

Neil Trevett

President, The Khronos Group