Over at the Not Only Luck blog, John Melonakos describes why his company has chosen to open source ArrayFire GPU and accelerator software tools.
Our current market is rife with mediocre GPU and accelerator software tools that merely get airtime because they are open sourced. ArrayFire is hands down better than all the alternatives: faster, more features, greater reliability and robustness, nicely scalable, and truly flexible in choice of hardware target. For the past 7 years we have been working on commercial proprietary software. That single fact alone has greatly limited our ability to serve our market.
ArrayFire is a high-performance software library designed for maximum productivity and speed without the hassle of writing difficult low-level device code. ArrayFire supports CUDA-capable NVIDIA GPUs and most OpenCL devices, including AMD GPUs/APUs and Intel Xeon Phi co-processors. It also supports mobile OpenCL devices from ARM, Qualcomm, and others.
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