FreeBSD and OpenCL
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Thu Dec 25 22:46:18 UTC 2008
On Tuesday 23 December 2008 00:46:29 Eduardo Morras wrote:
> Is there any plan to implement/use the new OpenCL standard in
> FreeBSD? What's needed to use/implement it? Better
> nvidia/ati/intel/other gpu drivers? I don't want to switch my data
> crunching apps from FreeBSD to linux/windows due to this technology
> is already working there.
What is working where?
There are no implementations that I can see, only some header files defining
an API, a spec that describes the API, but nothing to link your program with.
This also shouldn't be implemented in FreeBSD, but in Xorg as far as I can
tell, as it is primarily graphics related. Maybe some parts need to be
implemented in the FreeBSD kernel, but the API is merely an interface to
underlying hardware and without that, not much you can do with it as creating
software emulation defeats it's purpose.
Problem with today's modular software: they start with the modules
and never get to the software part.
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