Intel Brings Beignet To Android For OpenCL Compute
Written by Michael Larabel in Intel on 27 May 2016 at 07:48 AM EDT. 1 Comment
The Intel China team maintaining Beignet, the open-source OpenCL driver implementation for modern Intel graphics on Linux, has landed the code for supporting this implementation on Android.

Over night the initial Android support was added to Beignet. This includes the Android mk files, supporting libc++, and other changes for getting Beignet working on Android.

It's interesting that Intel is only adding Android support to Beignet now, a month after abandoning their smartphone plans, but they still do appear to be supporting other Intel-powered devices on Android.

Beignet offers OpenCL 1.2 support on Ivy Bridge processors and newer. OpenCL 2.0 support in Beignet continues to be a work-in-progress via the OCL20 branch, but as of writing this article that OpenCL 2 code sadly hasn't been touched in a month.
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