ATI Stream SDK
ATI Stream technology is a set of advanced hardware and software technologies that enable AMD graphics processing cores (GPU), working in concert with the system’s x86 cores (CPU), to accelerate many applications beyond just graphics.
The ATI Stream Software Development Kit (SDK) is a complete development platform created by AMD to allow you to quickly and easily develop applications accelerated by ATI Stream technology. The SDK allows you to develop your applications in a high-level language, OpenCL (Open Computing Language).
OpenCL is the first truly open and royalty-free programming standard for general purpose computations on heterogeneous systems. OpenCL allows programmers to preserve their expensive source code investment and easily target both multi-core
CPUs and the latest GPUs, such as those from AMD.
Developed in an open standards committee with representatives from major industry vendors, OpenCL gives users what they have been demanding: a cross-vendor, non proprietary solution for accelerating their applications on their CPU and GPU cores.