OpenCL backend for LLVM

Eduardo Morras nec556 at
Fri Mar 9 13:45:05 UTC 2012

At 12:36 09/03/2012, you wrote:
>Sorry if you feel boring by those messages, but soem of us still get wet
>eyes when it comes to OpenCL and LLVm (LLVM is supposed to become soon
>the backend compiler in FreeBSD, as I understand). On PHORONIX I read
>this message days ago:
>I think this is promising - in a way. Maybe some compiler specialists
>will have merci (as well as nVidia and AMD) and present soemday in the
>future OpenCL-based GPGPU capabilities for HPC on FreeBSD.

I agree with you, it will allow to run some parts of llvm compiled 
apps to run in gpu, perhaps even parts of FreeBSD. A fullpower driver 
is the last piece of the puzzle.

Don't know who has to do the first step, FreeBSD who changes the 
kernel to allow easier port of the linux drivers or nVidia/AMD begin 
the port and tell us what must be changed to make it.

>I still have hope that the important part HPC will become  again an
>option using FreeBSD as it was 10 years ago.

The part of my hpc app in FreeBSD is the scheduler and data 
collector. The "real" hpc number crunching part runs on Linux with cuda code.



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