The new collaboration immediately followed Intel own announcement of the oneAPI specification reaching 1.0 status. The 1.0 milestone is significant, since it enables collaborators to focus on adapting hardware to a standard, fixed implementation, worrying about the specification itself shifting rapidly beneath their feet. URZ own announcement of the oneAPI Center of Excellence begins by reiterating the raison detre of oneAPI itself: URZ will focus its research and programming efforts on a...

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