Intel's Commercial OpenCL SDK For Linux Updated (2016 R2)

Written by Michael Larabel in Intel on 22 August 2016 at 11:59 AM EDT. Add A Comment
Earlier this month Intel released an updated version of their Linux/Windows OpenCL SDK that's binary-only and subject to commercial terms.

Intel's Open-Source Technology Center continues working on Beignet as their open-source OpenCL implementation for running on HD/Iris Graphics hardware. However, the OpenCL 2.x support remains a long-time work-in-progress and other shortcomings, including no support for running on the CPU itself (but there's alternatives there like POCL).

At the start of August marked the release of Intel SDK for OpenCL Applications 2016 R2. This release brings a GPU kernel debugger beta, GDB debugging integration support, and support for 6th generation Intel Core processors. As part of this update is also a new kernel development framework plugin for Eclipse IDE on Linux.

Those wishing to learn more about this alternative Intel OpenCL SDK for Linux can visit This 2016 R2 Linux update comes two months after the Windows release. Downloading the OpenCL SDK does require filling out a small Intel form to access the binary.
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