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Updated AMD Zen Scheduler Model Lands For LLVM 6.0

With the soon-to-be-released LLVM 5.0 there is the initial AMD Zen scheduler model for the compiler to benefit Ryzen / EPYC processors. But now already hitting the LLVM development code for LLVM 6.0 is a revised scheduler model.

31 August 2017 - AMD Znver1 - 15 Comments
LLVMpipe & OpenSWR OpenGL Riding Off Threadripper

One of the unique test requests coming in as part of our Threadripper on Linux testing is to see how well the LLVMpipe and OpenSWR CPU-based OpenGL implementations within Mesa perform for this 16 core / 32 thread single-socket processor. Here are those results.

30 August 2017 - SWR / LLVMpipe - 20 Comments
Keeping The Ryzen Threadripper Busy With An Array Of Compiler Benchmarks

While there are an array of interesting AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X Linux benchmarks in this morning's review, after hitting a 36 second Linux kernel compilation time with this 16 core / 32 thread processor, I spent this afternoon seeing what I was getting for some other compile times of popular programs.

28 August 2017 - Ryzen Threadripper 1950X - 10 Comments
After Years Of Waiting, Hands On With The AMD ARM Board

With Zen CPUs turning out very well in the marketplace, AMD appears to have divested some of their interest in ARM-based processors at least for the time being. But after waiting for years, I finally have my hands on an AMD Opteron A1100 ARM-based SBC for testing.

12 July 2017 - LeMaker Cello - 27 Comments
AMD's Background On The ROCm OpenCL Stack

A ROCm (Radeon Open Compute) developer at AMD has shared some of their background work on their OpenCL compiler stack, including the LLVM focus, as well as some of their current performance focuses for this open-source compute offering.

5 July 2017 - ROCm OpenCL Background - 26 Comments

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