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Overview and C++ AMP Approach

  • 9/15/2012

Summary

This chapter provided background about the types of problems for which heterogeneous computing is suited and the history of application performance improvements over the last few decades. It introduced C++ AMP and explained the motivation for the design of C++ AMP. The remainder of this book explains the library and language extensions in more detail, demonstrates how to use more advanced techniques to achieve the maximum performance improvement for your applications, shows how to use the Visual Studio support, and provides guidance for mainstream developers interested in using C++ AMP as a way to harness heterogeneity now.