By Arnon Peleg
This new version is conformant with OpenCL™ 1.1 specification, and includes a desired alpha preview of SDK implementation for Linux* operating systems.
This conversation piece might be new to some of you, so let me say a couple of words about OpenCL. OpenCL (Open Computing Language) is the first open, royalty-free standard for general-purpose parallel programming of heterogeneous systems. OpenCL is being created by the Khronos Group with the participation of many industry-leading companies and institutions. As a Khronos founder and promoter Intel had significant impact on the OpenCL feature set. OpenCL provides a uniform programming environment for software developers to write efficient, portable code for client computer systems, high-performance computing servers, and handheld devices using a diverse mix of multi-core CPUs and other parallel processors. To learn more about OpenCL I recommend you to watch OpenCL Q&A with Adam Lake, Staff Software Architect and Intel Rep to the OpenCL ARB.