Global Sources
EE Times-Asia
Stay in touch with EE Times Asia
EE Times-Asia > Embedded

Imagination, Vector Fabrics collaborate on OpenCL

Posted: 09 Aug 2011 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:OpenCL? PowerVR? graphic cores?

Imagination Technologies Group plc, a graphics processor IP licensor, is collaborating with Vector Fabrics BV to apply parallelization to software to be distributed across application processors that include PowerVR SGX graphics cores.

The two companies believe that PowerVR graphics cores can not only render graphics for display but can use spare resources to deliver additional computation power. The use of OpenCL can provide a boost to certain algorithms and applications, said Vector Fabrics.

Vector Fabrics claims that the use of vfEmbedded can help application developers increase the performance and lower the power consumption of advanced application processor platforms.

"Upgrading a sequential program to run efficiently on a parallel GP-GPU architecture is not an easy task. Programmers require intimate application knowledge, must learn new programming models and concepts, and avoid introducing hard-to-find bugs," says Mike Beunder, CEO of Vector Fabrics, in a statement. "Our vfEmbedded tool alleviates the developer from these tasks, greatly assisting the process of modifying sequential code to utilize fast and efficient OpenCL kernels that take maximum advantage of PowerVR GPUs."

Tony King-Smith, vice president of marketing at Imagination, said: "We believe vfEmbedded is a great example of a new wave of tools now becoming available to developers to drive the next wave of GP-GPU-based algorithm development."

- Peter Clarke
??EE Times

Article Comments - Imagination, Vector Fabrics collabor...
*? You can enter [0] more charecters.
*Verify code:


Visit Asia Webinars to learn about the latest in technology and get practical design tips.

Back to Top