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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
48 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.
JavaScript
JavaScript is most known as the scripting language for Web pages, but used in many non-browser environments as well such as node.js or Apache CouchDB. It is a prototype-based, multi-paradigm scripting language that is dynamic,and supports object-oriented, imperative, and functional programming styles.
Git
Git is a free and open source distributed version control system designed to handle everything from small to very large projects with speed and efficiency.
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OpenCL's Followers
68 developers follow OpenCL to keep up with related blogs and decisions.