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DirectCompute

Microsoft's programming interface (API) for performing parallel processing operations on a GPU. Used to write scientific and financial applications, DirectCompute is part of Microsoft's DirectX family, which allows low-level access to the hardware in a PC. See GPGPU and DirectX.
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AMD's upcoming next generation ATI Radeon[TM] family of DirectX[TM] 11 enabled graphics processors are expected to be the first to support accelerated processing on the GPU through DirectCompute.
As of September 17, 2009, the ATI Radeon HD 5800 series of graphics cards are the only graphics cards to support DirectCompute 11.
Graphics accelerators with DirectX 10 and later support can utilize DirectCompute API for general purpose computing too.
1, DirectCompute, OpenGLA and OpenCL compatibility for a high-performance and feature rich experience.
lt;p>DirectX 11 was introduced with the release of Windows 7 and includes several improvements over previous versions of the graphics programming technology, including tessalation for displaying smoother curved surfaces, support for multi-core processors, and DirectCompute, which allows developers to harness the parallel processing power of graphics chips for other tasks, such as video editing.
Working together, the companies aim to provide quicker video transcoding, automated facial recognition and tagging, video editing and processing applications with ATI Stream technology, computationally intensive tasks in CyberLink applications, with the capabilities of the new Windows 7 DirectCompute API.
Innovations such as HDR Texture Compression, DirectCompute and Tessellation are engineered to take advantage of all the graphical features within the new Windows 7 operating system.
The AMD FusionaU Developer Summit offers an engaging opportunity to learn more about next-generation software development and Accelerated Processing Unit (APU), central processing unit (CPU), and graphics processing unit (GPU) technologies, as well as programming methods using industry-standard application programming interfaces (APIs) such as OpenCL[TM], OpenGL[TM], Microsoft DirectCompute and C++ AMP.
1, DirectX 11, DirectCompute and OpenCL support , enable users to richly visualize complex problems by delivering impressive scalable computation and scalable visualization capabilities," said Jeff Medeiros, Director of Marketing PNY Technologies.
Using DirectX 11 DirectCompute acceleration on PCs powered by AMD A-Series APUs, CyberLink MediaShow 5, a fast and easy photo/video organizer, enables accelerated facial recognition up to 1.
GPU Computing is the use of the massively parallel architecture of the graphics processing unit (GPU) as a computational engine using high-level languages and APIs, such as C and Fortran, or programming interfaces, such as DirectCompute and OpenCL.
Using DirectX 11 DirectCompute acceleration on AMD Fusion processors, MediaShow enables accelerated facial recognition up to 35%, making it super easy and quick to find people from a large volume of photos and create memorable slideshows.