AMD, HSA, LibreOffice and you

Subject: General Tech | July 4, 2013 - 09:07 AM |
Tagged: hsa, amd, LibreOffice

Need an excuse to give the 'boss' on why you need to buy a new AMD CPU or GPU?  Check out The Register for a reason custom made for you; accelerated LibreOffice performance which will help you when working on spreadsheets.  AMD will be working with the designers at the (slightly more successful) competitor to OpenOffice to allow the newest versions to be HSA compliant.  This is perhaps not a huge win as many people do not work with office documents which will greatly benefit from GPU acceleration but it does serve to show the acceptance the industry has to the HSA as LibreOffice joins applications such as Open C, C++ AMP, Java and Python in supporting HSA features.

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"It is great to work on LibreOffice with The Document Foundation to expose the raw power of AMD GPUs and APUs, initially to spreadsheet users," said Manju Hegde, VP of heterogeneous solutions at AMD, in a statement."

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Source: The Register
July 4, 2013 | 09:42 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

It will make a huge difference in low power mobile devices, such as tablets, to be able to use the GPU to run an application like a spreadsheet, that may not be able to run if just the tablet CPU was the only source of computation! HSA means that many low power devices, that in the past could not run these apps, can now run them via the GPGPU power of their GPUs, and HSA and GPU acceleration will be a great move forward for mobile!

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