Radeon Open Compute 1.3 Platform Brings Polaris & Other Features
Written by Michael Larabel in AMD on 14 November 2016 at 03:35 PM EST. 101 Comments
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AMD used the SC16 super-computing conference today announce version 1.3 of the Radeon Open Compute platform.

They call this new version of ROCm the "Most Versatile Open Source Platform for GPU Computing." With ROCm 1.3 there is now official support for Polaris GPUs and they announced planned support for AMD Zen, Cavium ThunderX, and IBM POWER8 CPUs. AMD also announced their plan to support OpenCL atop upcoming ROCm releases.

The Radeon Open Compute 1.3 release also adds support for Docker containers and GPU hardware virtualization with KVM pass-through, support for new math libraries, and other changes.

Will be real nice to see OpenCL support atop this open-source Radeon stack and it's slated to be available for testing in December.

Those interested in the latest Radeon Open Compute release can find all of the details on today's update at AMD.com.
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