Tech Source and RunTime partner to accelerate GPGPU development on its AMD-OpenCL compliant Condor 3000 cards

  Tech Source and RunTime partner to accelerate GPGPU development on its
  AMD-OpenCL compliant Condor 3000 cards

  *RunTime’s VSI/Pro® math and sensor processing library optimized for Condor
    3000 to simplify life for GPGPU developers in the OpenCL world
  *Combination of Condor 3000 with VSI/Pro enables engineers to be up and
    running with GPU applications in hours rather than weeks

Business Wire

ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, Fla. -- October 30, 2012

Tech Source, Inc., an independent supplier of high performance embedded video,
graphics and high end computing solutions, has partnered with RunTime
Computing Solutions (RTCS) to accelerate GPGPU (general purpose graphics
processing unit) development on its Condor 3000 XMC video graphics cards.

The partnership has enabled engineers from each company to work together to
optimize RunTime’s VSI/Pro GPU math and signal processing library on Tech
Source’s Condor 3000 cards, which are based on the AMD Radeon^TM E6760
embedded GPU and natively support the industry standard OpenCL™ programming
language. These cards boast 576 GFLOPs of peak single precision floating point
performance and are designed for GPGPU applications such as image analysis,
radar, sonar, and video surveillance.

Selwyn L. Henriques, president and CEO of Tech Source Inc., said: “We
partnered with RunTime as we wanted to make it easy for customers using our
boards to develop high performance GPGPU applications in the OpenCL world.
Early benchmark tests demonstrate that using RunTime’s VSI/Pro GPU on our
boards speeds the development process significantly and enables engineers to
be up and running with their GPGPU applications in hours rather than weeks.”

RunTime’s VSI/Pro GPU math and signal processing library provides
performance-portable signal processing functionality, including FFTs (fast
Fourier transforms), correlations, convolutions, and linear, vector, and
matrix operations to enable real-time and near-real-time applications.

According to RunTime, VSI/Pro will provide embedded GPU developers using the
Condor 3000 three kinds of benefits. First, it supports the easy porting of
existing VSIPL-standard-based programs to this new architecture. Second,
VSI/Pro enables developers to begin accessing signal processing performance on
the Condor 3000, even if they don't have existing OpenCL experience or code.
Third, VSI/Pro supports an extensible framework that lets developers add their
own OpenCL kernels to the mix in order to further expand the use of the Condor

Jennifer H. Skjellum, president, RunTime Computing Solutions, said: “We are
delighted to be working with Tech Source to support embedded GPU developers
using our VSI/Pro library for the Condor 3000. Our library provides Condor
3000 users with this performance-portable library that enables existing VSIPL
programs on the new hardware thereby providing low cost portability for
existing architectures. Since the VSIPL standard is a proven way -
particularly in defense and mil/aero systems – to write high performance
signal processing applications, many existing applications will work on the
Condor 3000, speeding the ability to use this embedded GPGPU.”

Tech Source has been developing graphics solutions for air traffic control,
military and embedded applications for over 20 years. The ISO9001:2008
certified company offers a range of commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) products,
including graphics processors - targeted at general purpose graphics
processing unit (GPGPU) applications, input solutions, video compression and
streaming boards, imaging cards, recording solutions and software libraries.
Key markets include airborne, shipboard, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), and
ground based systems.

“GPGPU computing is gaining momentum in the military/defense arena as a
simpler way to do complex multiprocessing, particularly for sensor processing
applications where high rate processing and calculation are needed,” added
Selwyn L. Henriques of Tech Source. “Our close collaboration with AMD, and now
our partnership with RunTime with its VSI/Pro GPU library, enables us to help
reduce time to market for our customers’ GPGPU products.”

For more information on the Condor 3000 card or any other product from Tech
Source, please visit, call +1 (407) 262 7100 or email

To learn more about VSI/Pro and how RunTime Computing Solutions can empower
your company’s high performance and embedded computing needs, call us at +1
(205) 314-3595, send email to, or visit our web
site at

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