An AMD GCN Assembler For Linux That Supports The Open & Closed Drivers
Written by Michael Larabel in AMD on 6 November 2015 at 09:04 AM EST. 19 Comments
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A Phoronix reader pointed out that a developer has released an assembler for AMD GCN GPUs that supports both the open and closed-source Catalyst drivers on Linux.

This CLRadeonExtender project has complete GCN assembler/disassembler support for all GCN GPUs from GCN 1.0 through GCN 1.2, including full Fiji support. The assembler supports the binary formats of the AMD Catalyst driver with OpenCL 1.2 as well as Gallium3D compute for using the RadeonSI open-source driver.

More information on the CLRadeonExtender assembler can be found via this AMD community thread. The project is hosted at clrx.nativeboinc.org and the code for it is open-source.
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