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  • AMD Releases Radeon ROCm 1.5

    Phoronix: AMD Releases Radeon ROCm 1.5

    ROCm 1.5 is now available from the Radeon Open Compute effort...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...m-1.5-Released

  • #2
    Please make it fully open source.
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    AMD: X1950XTX, HD3870, HD5870
    Intel: GMA45, HD3000 (Core i5 2500K)

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    • #3
      It is fully open source other than OpenCL AFAIK, and we are continuing to work on opening up OpenCL.

      Is there something else closed-source which I missed ?
      Last edited by bridgman; 05-03-2017, 01:24 PM.

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      • #4
        It's now a 4.9 kernel: https://github.com/RadeonOpenCompute...tree/roc-1.5.0

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        • #5
          Originally posted by bridgman View Post
          It is fully open source other than OpenCL AFAIK, and we are continuing to work on opening up OpenCL.

          Is there something else closed-source which I missed ?
          bridgman Why does it take so long to open up OpenCL? I'm not holding hot pokers here but this step really is taking longer than I hoped so I'm hoping you can inform us as to why. Also, what's the status on axing the closed source hsail component? My google-fu wasn't strong enough to find the current situation and I'm not really sure where to find a "changelog" other than looking through the distributed commit histories... which I also tried and always ends as a time sink.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by bridgman View Post
            It is fully open source other than OpenCL AFAIK
            Which unfortunately is one of the most important pieces for the end user. Any ETA for OpenCL?
            ## VGA ##
            AMD: X1950XTX, HD3870, HD5870
            Intel: GMA45, HD3000 (Core i5 2500K)

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            • #7
              Most boring thing i read on Phoronix is continuous asking AMD to opensource something every another day

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              • #8
                Originally posted by dungeon View Post
                Most boring thing i read on Phoronix is continuous asking AMD to opensource something every another day
                It's simply full of peoples wanting to use their hardware. By the way their binaries are almost impossible to use unless you use distribution X at version Y where Y << Z (current version).
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                AMD: X1950XTX, HD3870, HD5870
                Intel: GMA45, HD3000 (Core i5 2500K)

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                • #9
                  Will ROCm eventually be usable with an upstream Kernel?
                  If it's true what bridgman said (all components are free software), there is no reason to not push everything in amdkfd upstream?


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                  Originally posted by bridgman View Post
                  It is fully open source other than OpenCL AFAIK, and we are continuing to work on opening up OpenCL.

                  Is there something else closed-source which I missed ?
                  Maybe he was referring to that:
                  Originally posted by README.md

                  Closed source components


                  The ROCm platform relies on a few closed source components to provide legacy functionality like HSAIL finalization and debugging/profiling support. These components are only available through the ROCm repositories, and will either be deprecated or become open source components in the future. These components are made available in the following packages:
                  • hsa-ext-rocr-dev

                  Last edited by juno; 05-03-2017, 03:49 PM.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by darkbasic View Post

                    It's simply full of peoples wanting to use their hardware. By the way their binaries are almost impossible to use unless you use distribution X at version Y where Y << Z (current version).
                    So you are actually not interested in opensourcing it? I guess you will be fine with all blobs if it swim on Gentoo well

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