EE Times reports AMD aims to be the first to offer CPU/GPU OpenCL programming:
The submission puts AMD closer to being the only semiconductor provider to offer both GPU and central processing unit (CPU) development environments for OpenCL, AMD claimed.
OpenCL, or Open Computing Language, is a framework for writing programs that execute across heterogeneous platforms consisting of CPUs, GPUs, and other processors. OpenCL includes a language based on C99 for writing kernels and APIs to define access to other software. It is one of the candidate mechanisms to enable parallel processing on multicore processor ICs.