POCL 0.9 Implements OpenCL 1.2 On The CPU
Written by Michael Larabel in Free Software on 3 February 2014 at 09:30 AM EST. 7 Comments
Version 0.9 of the Portable Computing Language (POCL) is now available as an open-source implementation of OpenCL 1.2.

POCL 0.9 is MIT-licensed and is a portable open-source OpenCL implementation based upon LLVM. With the 0.9 release there is improved host/target CPU detection and targeted code generation, the kernel compiler is implemented via LLVM API calls directly, there's improvements to the handling of CL Images, and there's several kernel compiler improvements.

POCL 0.9 nearly implements CL 1.2 support in full and can run many OpenCL benchmarks/demos, but there's still missing functionality. More details on the 0.9 release can be found via PortableCL.org.
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