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Old 12-30-2008, 03:59 PM   #1
Wordan
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OpenCL on linux


Hi,

I've seen a lot of posts about OpenCL and how the whole parallel computing thing is going to make big differences; and the benefits of having an open, hardware agnostic API for this.

Who's responsibility is it to implement OpenCL on linux and were does this implementation fit into linux's architecture?

http://brainstorm.ubuntu.com/idea/16362/
 
Old 01-02-2009, 02:24 AM   #2
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Hi -

OpenCL is still pretty much "Coming Attractions"; one of the current leaders in this space is CUDA. And, just like CUDA certainly has good Linux support today, I'm certain OpenCL will have equally good support soon:

http://www.nvidia.com/object/cuda_get.html

Here are a couple of additional links that might be of interest:

http://www.khronos.org/registry/cl/
http://www.ddj.com/linux-open-source/212300363
http://www.linuxinsider.com/story/it...ent/65436.html
http://www.anandtech.com/video/showdoc.aspx?i=3488
http://tech.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=08/12/09/039254
http://www.maximumpc.com/article/new...with_opencl_10

You might also want to look here:
http://www.gpgpu.org/

Last edited by paulsm4; 01-02-2009 at 02:48 AM.
 
Old 08-28-2009, 11:28 PM   #3
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AMD has come up with a linux SDK for OpenCL. This is released as part of the existing ATI's Streaming SDK.
http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...item&px=NzQzNQ

For more information.
http://www.amd.com/us/products/techn...echnology.aspx
Though I have not completely drowned into it. But felt that it was a good start for any OpenCL crazy guy.
 
  


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