Intel's Beignet 1.3.1 OpenCL 2.0 Implementation Released
Written by Michael Larabel in Intel on 13 March 2017 at 06:31 AM EDT. 4 Comments
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A bug-fix release was pushed out this morning for Intel's Beignet open-source GPU-based OpenCL implementation.

Beignet 1.3 was released back in January and it was big for finishing OpenCL 2.0 for Skylake and newer. Beignet 1.3.1 that's out today is just a bug-fix update.

Beignet 1.3.1 now allows a single Beignet binary to offer OpenCL 2.0 where available while dropping back to OpenCL 1.2 dynamically for older hardware, only enable OpenCL 2.0 when LLVM 3.9 is used on a x86_64 host, and more. This release also allows OpenCL-OpenGL sharing via the cl_khr_icd.

A list of the v1.3.1 changes can be found via the Beignet 1.3 Git branch.

Meanwhile on Git master there continues being a lot of work on the backends, cl_intel_media_block_io support, and other changes. There is also a new "newRT" branch that may be work around run-time improvements, but is still in early stages of development.
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