OpenCL & SYCL Updated For Heterogeneous Parallel Programming

Written by Michael Larabel in Standards on 18 November 2014 at 10:07 AM EST. 1 Comment
The Khronos Group has released updated versions of the OpenCL and SYCL specifications from the Super Computing 2014 conference in New Orleans.

The updated OpenCL 2.0 and SYCL 1.2 specifications are for bettering these standards for heterogeneous parallel programming. The updated OpenCL 2.0 specification has clarifications around support for Blocks in OpenCL C, refinements to precision requirements for math in the fast math mode, clarification around flags for pipes, a new CL extension,and other clarifications.

SYCL is OpenCL's abstraction layer for leveraging C++ and OpenCL. The updated SYCL 1.2 provisional specification reflects the latest C++ programming advancements and direction.

More details in the Khronos press release.
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