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    Phoronix: AMD Is Prepared To Release A Complete User-Space Open-Source Stack For HSA

    In the coming days AMD will be releasing AMD's HSA run-time library as open-source!..

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

  • #2
    Could HSA be used by Intel and Nvidia too?

    I find vendor-specific technology utterly boring and uninteresting.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by uid313 View Post
      Could HSA be used by Intel and Nvidia too?

      I find vendor-specific technology utterly boring and uninteresting.
      HSA is promoted by the HSA Foundation, that is open to all partecipants and aims to create a standard.

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      • #4
        *10 minute Power Guitar solo*

        This is very good. Maybe in another two years, AMD will be a solid choice for anyone wanting to use their hardware for Linux.

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        • #5
          Having to pre-compile my openCL code is a bit of a nuisance when I'm dynamically generating the openCL code at runtime, but I'm excited nevertheless.

          Hoping for a compliant libOpenCL.so in the not too distant future

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          • #6
            Best part: OpenCL C99 and not another effing C++11 only stack.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by TheLexMachine View Post
              *10 minute Power Guitar solo*

              This is very good. Maybe in another two years, AMD will be a solid choice for anyone wanting to use their hardware for Linux.
              It's been a solid choice for a very long time. Linux is the best platform for AMD CPUs. They also provide great open source drivers. There's a reason why China made an announcement that they were buying 10,000,000 AMD GPUs to go alongside with their homegrown MIPS-based processors because NVIDIA refused to disclose their source code while AMD was more than happy to provide all the documentation and code they wanted on Linux.

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              • #8
                I think China wanted the source code so that they could be sure the NSA didn't secretly install a backdoor into the driver.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by mmstick View Post
                  There's a reason why China made an announcement that they were buying 10,000,000 AMD GPUs
                  link?

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by ua=42 View Post
                    I think China wanted the source code so that they could be sure the NSA didn't secretly install a backdoor into the driver.
                    not sure if serious

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