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Epiphany Chip to be Powered by SWARM Programming Environment

This week multicore chipmaker Adapteva announced that it will use the SWARM runtime machine to run on its Epiphany multicore processor. SWARM (Swift Adaptive Runtime Machine) provides an intermediate layer programming environment that supports application development. “The Epiphany microprocessor redefined the meaning of real-time computing and will allow for the introduction of advanced applications not […]

Microsoft Embraces GPU Computing

NVIDA’s Sanford Russell writes that Microsoft’s recent work on a new programming language extension called C++ AMP will accelerate the adoption of GPU computing. He contends that the move will push programmers get off the fence and go with GPU computing. “The take away from Microsoft’s announcement today is that the GPU computing space has reached maturity, […]