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    Phoronix: GOCL: Bringing OpenCL To GNOME Software

    GOCL has been introduced, a new GLib/GObject wrapper to OpenCL for GNOME applications. This new wrapper library seeks to make it easier for GNOME software to take advantage of OpenCL...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTM2NTI

  • #2
    Now you can sort your photos using your graphics card.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Calinou View Post
      Now you can sort your photos using your graphics card.
      Or interface with OpenCL via GTK+ using the new wrapper and offload Darktable/Gnumeric/PulseAudio/Jack/Blender, etc., to stupid resource wasting stuff like Splash screens, Window Managers, and hell Web Services. What's lacking is imagination.

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      • #4
        If only there were a fully parallelizable sort algorithm, that is :P

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        • #5
          Originally posted by curaga View Post
          If only there were a fully parallelizable sort algorithm, that is :P
          Luckily, things don't have to be FULLY parallelizable for GPUs to bring significant speedups

          Even if something is mostly parallelizable (and many algorithms are), it can still make sense to use all that GPU power.

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          • #6
            Yup, the sorts I've seen were 5-10x faster than the cpu, but they were also wasting a lot of the gpu power (and so watts) due to not being fully parallelizable.

            I wouldn't go through the trouble for a speed increase that low, but it might make sense for someone else.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Marc Driftmeyer View Post
              Or interface with OpenCL via GTK+ using the new wrapper and offload Darktable/Gnumeric/PulseAudio/Jack/Blender, etc., to stupid resource wasting stuff like Splash screens, Window Managers, and hell Web Services. What's lacking is imagination.
              They need speedups somewhere else now that they're going full javascript.

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