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    Phoronix: An Early Port Of GCC To AMD's GCN Architecture

    While still in its early stages, there's a port in the works of the GNU Compiler Collection for AMD's GCN (Graphics Core Next) instruction set architecture...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...-AMD-GCN-Early

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    The title and article make it sound like they are porting gcc itself to GCN, to do the compiling on the graphics card, but it's just about generating code for the GCN architecture without the AMD proprietary finalizer.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Ansla View Post
      The title and article make it sound like they are porting gcc itself to GCN, to do the compiling on the graphics card, but it's just about generating code for the GCN architecture without the AMD proprietary finalizer.
      Added a clarification to the article if people interpret it that way.
      Michael Larabel
      http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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      • #4
        why they didnt they do llvm?

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        • #5
          When can we expect Hello World benchmarks?

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          • #6
            I guess title should read "An Early Backend Of GCC for AMD's GCN Architecture"

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            • #7
              Originally posted by melkyades View Post
              I guess title should read "An Early Backend Of GCC for AMD's GCN Architecture"
              For reference, Honza's Cauldron talk was titled "Porting GCC to AMD GCN"
              Michael Larabel
              http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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              • #8
                Originally posted by cj.wijtmans View Post
                why they didnt they do llvm?
                I suppose because the author (Jan Hubicka hubicka) knows GCC better than LLVM.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by atomsymbol View Post
                  I suppose because everyone knows GCC is better than LLVM.
                  fixed.

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                  • #10
                    It's what we've been waiting for.

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