AMD APP SDK 2.8 up to 2.3x faster and includes BOLT open source C++ template library
December 04, 2012 by Tony DeYoung
The new APP SDK 2.8 includes dozens of new and improved samples for OpenCL, Aparapi and C++ AMP that deliver significantly faster performance than APP SDK 2.7 – up to 2.3x faster on average in nine key benchmarks.
The APP SDK 2.8 also includes a preview version of AMD’s new open source C++ template library, codename “Bolt.”
Bolt is an STL compatible template library of data parallel primitives and provides a standard way to develop an application that can execute on either a regular CPU, or use any available OpenC™ capable accelerated compute unit, with a single code path.
V2.8 also SDK also improves and extends OpenCL capabilities by including support for the Direct3D 11 sharing Khronos extension in addition to including 64-bit atomics.