OpenCL is a standards-based programming language that allows the CPU and GPU to work together for faster and more efficient processing. OpenCL gives any application access to the graphics processing unit for non-graphical computing. Thus, OpenCL extends the power of the Graphics Processing Unit beyond graphics.
Check out this demo comparing OpenCL to C and a multi-threaded program.
Throughout 2011 I have been loyal subscription holder to the scientific magazine New Scientist.
I love it how each week I’m presented with the latest scientific discoveries that blow my mind.
So, what is New Scientist?
New Scientist reports on the very latest science and technology news, putting discoveries and advances in the context of everyday life. New Scientist relates the advancements of human knowledge to the broader impacts on society and culture, making it essential reading for people who ask why. – From: Amazon.com
This tutorial will provide a simple overview of logarithms.
What are Logarithms?
Logarithms are used to determine the exponent needed to receive a certain value with a particular base.
Example: Log 100 = 2. Since 10^2 = 100.
Here’s a short video explaining logarithms more in-depth with a practical example.
The most common bases used for logarithms are base 10 and E. With base E logarithms normally referred to as the natural logarithm.