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RADV's "ACO" Shader Backend Still Pursuing RadeonSI, Early Work On RDNA 2

Valve developer Timur Kristóf who has been spending the past year working on the AMD Compiler "ACO" back-end for the Mesa Radeon Vulkan driver "RADV" as well as beginning to port this shader compiler back-end to RadeonSI Gallium3D. This alternative to the AMDGPU LLVM back-end has made incredible progress over the past year -- enough so that it's been the default for Mesa's RADV driver. During XDC2020 Day 2, Timur provided an update on ACO.

17 September 2020 - ACO TODO 2020 - 6 Comments
RADV Lands "Big Page" Optimization For Navi 2

It's not clear if AMD has provided the independent RADV Vulkan driver developers at the likes of Valve, Red Hat, and Google with any Navi 2 hardware yet, but they do seem to be making progress on this open-source Radeon Vulkan driver separate from their official AMDVLK open-source driver.

2 September 2020 - GFX10.3 BIG_PAGE - 18 Comments
AMD Radeon GPU Offloading For GCC Still Maturing In 2020

When it comes to Radeon GPU offloading for compute, most of the emphasis placed by AMD has been on Radeon Open eCosystem (ROCm) and now as part of that as well is the AOMP compiler for OpenMP targeting the AMD GPUs. Both ROCm and AOMP along with their other graphics driver components like RadeonSI and AMDVLK target an LLVM-based compiler stack as their principal focus, but they do continue engaging with Mentor Graphics who leads the development work on a Radeon GPU back-end for GCC.

27 August 2020 - Radeon GCC - 4 Comments
Radeon Pro Software for Enterprise 20.Q3 Released For Linux

AMD has released their Radeon Pro Software for Enterprise 20.Q3 driver as their quarterly update to this enterprise-rated driver for their professional/workstation graphics offerings. In step with the new Windows driver release is also the 20.Q3 packaged Linux driver for enterprise distributions including RHEL/CentOS 8.1, RHEL/CentOS 7.8, Ubuntu 18.04.4, and SUSE SLED/SLES 15.

12 August 2020 - Radeon Pro Software - 10 Comments
R600 Gallium3D Now Has Compute Shaders Working With NIR

If you are still rocking a pre-GCN AMD Radeon graphics card on the R600g driver for the HD 2000 through HD 6000 series, you really ought to consider upgrading in 2020, but otherwise at least from the open-source community there continues to be improvements.

10 August 2020 - R600g + NIR - 44 Comments
Radeon Software for Linux 20.30 Released

Just under two months since Radeon Software for Linux 20.20 that is comprised of the AMDGPU-Open and AMDGPU-PRO driver components for these packaged drivers, Radeon Software for Linux 20.30 was quietly released at the end of last week.

7 August 2020 - Radeon Software 20.30 - 25 Comments

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