April 1, 2009

Havok Middleware on AMD Platforms

GDC 2009 - AMD Inc. and Havok , a provider of interactive software for physics simulation and content development, presented new, optimized executions of Havok’s physics middleware on AMD platforms at the 2009 Game Developers Conference. The demonstrations included the first OpenCL supported execution of Havok Cloth.
Havok offers a modular suite of products that help visual and interactive content developers create more realistic games and cinematic special effects. As the latest software developer to take advantage of ATI Stream technology to leverage multi-core architectures and accelerate execution of highly parallel functions, like real-time cloth simulation, Havok will enable game developers to offer improved performance and interactivity across a broad range of OpenCL capable PCs. AMD has recently introduced optimized platform technologies, such as “Dragon ” desktop platform technology, which balance performance between the CPU and GPU with ATI Stream technology to deliver outstanding value.