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The following companies supported IWOCL 2016.


sponsor-icon-intelIntel is a world leader in computing innovation. The company designs and builds the essential technologies that serve as the foundation for the world’s leading computing devices.

sponsor-icon-alteraAltera programmable solutions, now part of Intel, enables designers to rapidly, cost effectively and power efficiently accelerate applications in FPGAs, SoCs, CPLDs and ASICs.

sponsor-logo-xilinxXilinx (NASDAQ: XLNX) is the world’s leading provider of All Programmable FPGAs, SoCs and 3D ICs. These industry-leading devices are coupled with a next-generation design environment and IP to serve a broad range of customer needs, from programmable logic to programmable systems integration. At Super Computing 2014, Xilinx, Inc. announced the SDAccel™ development environment for OpenCL™, C, and C++, enabling up to 25X better performance/watt for data center application acceleration leveraging FPGAs. SDAccel, the newest member of the SDx™ family, combines the industry’s first architecturally optimizing compiler supporting any combination of OpenCL, C, and C++ kernels, along with libraries, development boards, and the first complete CPU/GPU-like development and run-time experience for FPGAs.


sponsor-icon-amdAMD (NYSE: AMD) designs and integrates technology that powers millions of intelligent devices, including personal computers, tablets, game consoles and cloud servers that define the new era of surround computing. AMD solutions enable people everywhere to realize the full potential of their favorite devices and applications to push the boundaries of what is possible. For more information, visit

CodeplayCodeplay are internationally recognized experts in advanced optimizing technologies, compilers and programmable graphics.  In the semiconductor sector, Codeplay partners with leading chip manufacturers, helping them to exploit the full potential of their chipsets and accelerate time-to-market. Our high performance C/C++ compiler technology enables GPU product managers to bring breakthrough new technologies to their graphics processors, significantly reducing development time, costs and risks. Codeplay’s consultancy services, optimization technologies and bespoke support enables semiconductor manufacturers and game developers to stay ahead in the continual race in both these competitive sectors, helping our customers set the standard for stunning graphics in visual computing and gaming.

KhronosGroupThe Khronos Group is a not for profit industry consortium creating open standards for the authoring and acceleration of parallel computing, graphics, dynamic media, computer vision and sensor processing. OpenCL 2.0 is the latest significant evolution of the OpenCL standard, designed to further simplify cross-platform programming, while enabling a rich range of algorithms and programming patterns to be easily accelerated.

Kishonti Ltd. is a leading specialist in high-performance graphics, compute, automotive and computer vision solutions. We provide 3D graphics and compute performance analysis and optimization services for companies in the field of visual computing. CompuBench measures the compute performance of your device – running all major APIs, including OpenCL.

SILVER SPONSORS tracks technical submitted papers on OpenCL as well as providing a rich set of resources on the applications, hardware, programming and tools for High performance computing on graphics processing units (GPU): AMD/ATI, nVidia, Intel Xeon Phi, etc.

sponsor-logo-qualcommQualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM) is a world leader in 3G, 4G and next-generation wireless technologies. Qualcomm Incorporated includes Qualcomm’s licensing business, QTL, and the vast majority of its patent portfolio. Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, operates, along with its subsidiaries, substantially all of Qualcomm’s engineering, research and development functions, and substantially all of its products and services businesses, including its semiconductor business, QCT. For more than 25 years, Qualcomm ideas and inventions have driven the evolution of digital communications, linking people everywhere more closely to information, entertainment and each other.

ti-thumb-1aThe Texas Instruments OpenCL implementation is currently supported on a range of systems. Follow the link for details.


BristolThe Microelectronics Research Group, part of the University of Bristol, is a team of world-leading academic experts in computer architecture, design verification, fault tolerance, reconfigurable technologies and high performance computing, offering a strong focus on software as well as hardware, applying research and skills from both Computer Science and Electronics Engineering.

sponsor-logo-viennaclViennaCL is a free open-source linear algebra library for computations on many-core architectures (GPUs, MIC) and multi-core CPUs. The library is written in C++ and supports CUDA, OpenCL, and OpenMP. In addition to core functionality and many other features including BLAS level 1-3 support and iterative solvers, the latest release family ViennaCL 1.6.x provides fast pipelined iterative solvers including fast sparse matrix-vector products based on CSR-adaptive, a new fully HTML-based documentation, and a new sparse matrix type. Also, a Python wrapper named PyViennaCL is available.