By Arnon Peleg
Intel continues to demonstrate its commitment to parallel computing tools and standards support with the recent announcement of an update to the Intel® OpenCL SDK alpha version on WhatIf.intel.com.
This update release brings full coverage of the OpenCL™ 1.1 standard to the Intel® Core™ processors, and supports both 32-bit and 64-bit applications. Currently, Microsoft* Windows* 7 and Windows Vista* operating systems are supported.
On the web site WhatIf.intel.com, Intel provides Alpha software free of charge, but without any warranty that it works as expected or will be supported as is in the future. Nevertheless, this release gives you the opportunity to experiment with OpenCL* capabilities on Intel CPUs long before they become available as a commercial product on Intel platforms.
OpenCL* is an emerging standard from the Khronos Group industry consortium. As a Khronos founder and promoter, Intel has made significant contributions to OpenCL* feature set and continue to be part of the Khronos OpenCL* Working Group. Intel is a strong supporter of open industry standards that create developer choice and foster innovation. The Intel® OpenCL SDK is an addition to Intel’s proven, innovative parallel programming tools available to developers.