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We are updating and re-arranging the High End Compute website, so please do let us know if you discover anything is broken! Michael also has news on his employment (promotion to Senior Lecturer) at Manchester Metropolitan University, where is lectures in Green Software Engineering.

Future of programming accelerators is Open, wide open

The hardware changes on the horizon of 2016 may already be fairly well known but what about the shifting sands of software?
The rumour from SuperComputing is of Intel quietly sounding out the customer view of pulling OpenCL support from its Xeon Phi cards.

Why Intel would want to do this? Without insider knowledge we cannot say for sure. The answer probably lies in either a CBA regarding continued support for OpenCL on XPhi or in expected popularity growth of alternatives.

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