On Tue, Apr 8, 2014 at 1:59 AM, Patrick Shirkey
Don't worry too much. Attaching the CPU and heatsink is not difficult
and poses no serious risks. Use only an amount of thermal grease
about the size of a grain of cooked rice and don't spread.
> If you want a well supported board then you should probably stay away from
I've been curious about building an AMD APU system. For those who
don't know about the recently released APU's: AMD's Kaveri line
features a shared memory architecture for CPU and GPU, which
eliminates data transfer (and the need for code that explicitly pins
memory for the GPU). It's a very interesting step forward for General
Purpose Graphical Processing Unit (GPGPU) computing using OpenCL, as
it eliminates the single biggest bottleneck for GPGPU. Only the first
two Kaveri chips have been released so far, and the benchmarks have
been underwhelming. Still, keep an eye out.
The OpenCL libraries are provided by AMD with their proprietary
driver--this is always the case, as OpenCL is an open standard, not an
open source project.
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