AMD's Guide To Using Boltzmann ROCK/ROCR & HCC On Linux
Written by Michael Larabel in AMD on 1 February 2016 at 07:21 PM EST. 17 Comments
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Last week AMD launched GPUOpen and began shipping their new and open code. Today the company has published a guide for taking advantage of the Boltzmann stack with their Radeon Open Compute Kernel and Runtime.

The post published today by AMD's Adrian Edwards covers the process of installing and configuring the ROCK kernel driver, setting up the ROCR runtime, and then setting up the Heterogeneous Compute Compiler (HCC). From the HCC you can then compile code using the HSA API and program HSAIL kernels, support for C++ AMP 1.2, or utilize AMD's HIP API for porting CUDA code-bases over to Boltzmann for AMD hardware.

The guide is catered to Ubuntu and Fedora users. For learning how to setup the Boltzmann stack, visit this GPUOpen.com page.
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