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Benchmarking OpenCL On Linux With Bardu

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Published on 06 October 2009 10:04 PM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Phoronix
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Beyond the other work that has already gone into Phoronix Test Suite 2.2 (codenamed "Bardu") like improved stats support and a horde of extra features, there is the start of OpenCL (Open Computing Language) testing support.

Pushed into the Phorogit repository for immediate downloading is the pyopencl and opencl-ati test profiles for testing out the PyOpenCL and ATI Stream SDK performance, respectively. The Stream SDK benchmark in the Phoronix Test Suite supports either the CPU or GPU back-ends and with a number of other test options.

This is just the start of the OpenCL benchmarking support that will be available through the Phoronix Test Suite for testing on Linux and other platforms.

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Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
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