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OpenCL is the first open standard for writing programs that can execute across heterogeneous platforms, most importantly both CPUs and GPUs. OpenCL includes a language (based on C) for writing kernels (functions which can be executed on OpenCL devices), plus APIs to access and control the devices.

OpenCL is available on SHARCNET on the cluster angel. Please consult the OpenCL page on our main portal for the latest version information.

The best place to obtain authoritative information about OpenCL is the website of the Khronos Group consortium which maintains the OpenCL standard.