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Thursday, 15 September 2011, 05:26

Aparapi freed

AMD finally decided to release Aparapi as free software on google code.

This is an interesting project that basically targets a GPU device for executing Java bytecode. With some fairly obvious heavy limitations ...

I wont be rushing to convert any of my code over, but when I get time I will have to have a look at it. Maybe it would be useful for some prototyping - although I find JOGL a real cinch to use and I quite like C, so it might not be for me.

For doing mathematical calculations, C is simply a nicer language than Java too. With Java you're forced to use simple arrays for performance, and the lack of a primitive complex type is a real pita.

(i.e. I think I've just talked myself out of it: I also love using local memory and so on).

Tagged java, opencl.
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