3 Replies Latest reply on Jan 30, 2010 11:56 AM by nou

    Need help writing software for Radeon HD 5870

    thysol

      Hi AMD Developer Community,

      I have a Radeon HD 5870. I would like to write a program similiar to Super Pi (CPU Benchmark) for this card. Is that possible with the ATI Stream SDK? I have never programmed GPUs, only CPUs (C, C++) so I am a complete noob with GPU programming. Is it possible to write a multi-threaded program that calculates decimal places after pi with the ATI Stream SDK? Is it also possible to write a browser that runs on a Radeon HD 5870?

      Thank you for your help,

      thysol

        • Need help writing software for Radeon HD 5870
          genaganna

           

          Originally posted by: thysol Hi AMD Developer Community,

           

          I have a Radeon HD 5870. I would like to write a program similiar to Super Pi (CPU Benchmark) for this card. Is that possible with the ATI Stream SDK?

              It should be possible to port any algorithem to GPU.  Precision of GPU's are not so good like CPU. ULP's of most operations are more.

          I have never programmed GPUs, only CPUs (C, C++) so I am a complete noob with GPU programming. Is it possible to write a multi-threaded program that calculates decimal places after pi with the ATI Stream SDK?

          You no need to create thread's. GPU creates for you just by specifying value.

          Is it also possible to write a browser that runs on a Radeon HD 5870?

          It is possible to write browser but only in C like languages.  GPU's are suitable for computational purpose. I don't think browsers require lot of computation.