OpenCL On Linux Is Still Not Too Easy, Widespread

Posted by Ridcully on Jun 3, 2013 3:23 AM EDT
Phoronix; By Michael Larabel
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While there's OpenCL drivers available for Linux, on Ubuntu there is no OpenCL driver shipped by default and the proprietary driver implementations aren't always great. Intel has their closed-source OpenCL SDK for the CPU, AMD has their OpenCL support in the Catalyst driver, and NVIDIA has their OpenCL/CUDA support bundled within their binary driver. When it comes to open-source support, the Gallium3D OpenCL support is still primitive and isn't shipped by default. Intel has the Beignet project for open-source OpenCL but that's even worse off than the Gallium3D OpenCL support.

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