AMD places hopes for machine learning — and moneymaking — in GPUOpen

Graphics processors power more than the likes of Call of Duty: Black Ops III; they also provide the number-crunching for modern machine learning systems. But GPUs are largely proprietary hardware devices, led in the market by Nvidia, which is notorious for its poor reputation as an open source player. Leave it to Nvidia’s competitor AMD, long beleaguered by slumping sales and shrinking market share, to develop a plan with the partial goal of advancing the state of GPU-accelerated high-performance computing. [ See what hardware, software, development tools, and cloud services came out on top in the InfoWorld 2016 Technology of the Year Awards. | Cut to the key news in tech with the InfoWorld Daily newsletter, our summary of the top tech happenings. ]Thus, while AMD hopes to make GPU programming…


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