POCL 0.13 Released With The Early Stages Of OpenCL 2.0, Better HSA Support

Written by Michael Larabel in Free Software on 4 April 2016 at 02:05 PM EDT. 1 Comment
POCL 0.13 was released today of the Portable Computing Language that continues striving for being an MIT-licensed, portable implementation of the OpenCL standard.

POCL 0.13 focuses upon LLVM Clang 3.7 and 3.8 support, marks the beginning of OpenCL 2.0 support, the CMake build system is in much better shape now, there is improved HSA support, and there are many optimizations and bug-fixes.

POCL is making good progress in running OpenCL on CPUs, Pekka Jääskeläinen noted in the release announcement, "We consider pocl ready for wider scale testing, although the OpenCL standard is not yet fully implemented, and it contains known bugs. The pocl test suite compiles and runs most of the ViennaCL 1.5.1 examples, Rodinia 2.0.1 benchmarks, Parboil benchmarks, OpenCL Programming Guide book samples, VexCL test cases, Luxmark v2.0, most of the AMD APP SDK v2.9 OpenCL samples and piglit OpenCL tests among others."

You can find more about the POCL project via PortableCL.org.
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