AMD Releases OpenCL 2.0 Catalyst Linux Driver
Written by Michael Larabel in AMD on 25 September 2014 at 12:30 PM EDT. 29 Comments
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A new AMD Catalyst Linux graphics driver has been released today that finally delivers OpenCL 2.0 to Catalyst.

Released today was AMD's OpenCL 2.0 Catalyst driver for both Windows and Linux. The Linux distributions AMD is officially supporting for this driver are Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.5 and Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, but of course the other usual distributions should work too.

Among the features of OpenCL 2.0 are support for shared virtual memory, C1x atomics and memory ordering, pipes, precision for math built-in native functions, subgroups, new built-in functions, images, generic address space support, dynamic parallelism and much more.

OpenCL 2.0 is supported by AMD's Radeon HD 7000 series hardware and newer. Today's driver is versioned fglrx 14.41.

This new Catalyst Linux/Windows driver can be downloaded from AMD.com. Separately there's also talk today of a new Catalyst 14.50 Linux testing driver that may bring some interesting new Linux driver features.

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