OpenCL has gained a name for being one of the most portable programming models for heterogenous programming. It’s 3.0 release improves upon deployment flexibility and most major vendors already ship 3.0 compliant runtimes. Stream HPC is at the forefront of reinvigorating the ecosystem, demonstrating how to make the best use of 3.0 and the latest features. The OpenCL SDK is a 1st party Khronos SDK aimed at being the „one-stop-shop” for OpenCL developers. A feature that was released close to 3.0 is the ability to register OpenCL Layers between applications and OpenCL drivers. Stream HPC also took part in implementing validation layers for OpenCL to help developers catch erronous code with informative diagnostics before/instead of crashing your application.