ArrayFire Accelerated Compute Library Open-Sourced
Written by Michael Larabel in Free Software on 24 November 2014 at 04:57 PM EST. 16 Comments
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The ArrayFire GPU compute library that allows for simplified GPU computing via targeting its own optimized library and API for GPGPU kernel generation than writing your own CUDA/OpenCL kernels, has been open-sourced.

ArrayFire is advertised as being faster than other acceleration libraries like Armadillo, Intel Math Kernel Library, etc. ArrayFire supports OpenCL GPUs -- and hardware like the Intel Xeon Phi MIC -- as well as NVIDIA GPUs via CUDA. Last but not least there's also a C programming back-end.

Those wishing to learn more about ArrayFire can visit the company site. As of this month, ArrayFire was open-sourced in full under a BSD three-clause license.

The official open-source announcement was made this month via the ArrayFire blog while a few days ago is when the AMD Developer Blog mentioned this impressive library being open-sourced.
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