Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Beignet (OpenCL for IVB on Linux) got its first release!

Youhou!

The OpenCL code base I initiated last year is now officially supported by Intel. The guys there added plenty of stuffs. It is pretty cool.

The official announce is here:
http://lists.freedesktop.org/archives/intel-gfx/2013-April/026747.html

There is a short news on Phoronix:
http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=MTM1Mjc

Even something on Slashdot!

I am pretty eager to see further developments. OpenCL, though far from perfect, is a nice API easy to use and that can give decent performance.

This is anyway pretty cool since most of the initial code I did was a lonely project and I had never been sure it will be officially supported at some point.

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