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OpenCL

The open standard for parallel programming of heterogeneous systems
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What is OpenCL?

It is the open, royalty-free standard for cross-platform, parallel programming of diverse processors found in personal computers, servers, mobile devices and embedded platforms. It greatly improves the speed and responsiveness of a wide spectrum of applications in numerous market categories including gaming and entertainment titles, scientific and medical software, professional creative tools, vision processing, and neural network training and inferencing.
OpenCL is a tool in the Language Extensions category of a tech stack.

Who uses OpenCL?

Companies

Developers
33 developers on StackShare have stated that they use OpenCL.

OpenCL Integrations

OpenCL's Features

  • Cross-platform
  • Parallel programming
  • Improves the speed and responsiveness

OpenCL Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to OpenCL?
CUDA
A parallel computing platform and application programming interface model,it enables developers to speed up compute-intensive applications by harnessing the power of GPUs for the parallelizable part of the computation.
OpenGL
It is a cross-language, cross-platform application programming interface for rendering 2D and 3D vector graphics. The API is typically used to interact with a graphics processing unit, to achieve hardware-accelerated rendering.
OpenCV
OpenCV was designed for computational efficiency and with a strong focus on real-time applications. Written in optimized C/C++, the library can take advantage of multi-core processing. Enabled with OpenCL, it can take advantage of the hardware acceleration of the underlying heterogeneous compute platform.
Xtend
It is a flexible and expressive dialect of Java, which compiles into readable Java 8 compatible source code. You can use any existing Java library seamlessly. The compiled output is readable and pretty-printed, and tends to run as fast as the equivalent handwritten Java code.
PostSharp
It adds design patterns and thread safety to C# and VB so you can avoid boilerplate and focus on business value.
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OpenCL's Followers
34 developers follow OpenCL to keep up with related blogs and decisions.