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AMD To Exploit OpenCL Potential In LibreOffice

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Published on 04 July 2013 04:43 AM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in AMD
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AMD has joined The Document Foundation's Advisory Board to take on a supporting role of accelerating LibreOffice in new ways.

In support of AMD's HSA initiative, they are looking to accelerate LibreOffice through OpenCL. For benefiting AMD's Heterogenous System Architecture (HSA) and other CL-supportive hardware, AMD is working with LibreOffice and SUSE for tapping Open Computing Language, for example faster spreadsheet calculations by using the power of APUs and GPUs.

More details on this new initiative can be found via the Document Foundation blog.

Now if only the open-source Linux GPU drivers were in better shape for handling OpenCL...

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