[Libclc-dev] Beignet wants to apply libclc
schnetter at cct.lsu.edu
Tue Sep 16 08:03:38 PDT 2014
On Tue, Sep 16, 2014 at 10:37 AM, Tom Stellard <tom at stellard.net> wrote:
> On Tue, Sep 16, 2014 at 10:01:29AM -0400, Erik Schnetter wrote:
>> He Junyan
>> The pocl project <http://pocl.sourceforge.net/> also contains an
>> implementation of the OpenCL run-time library, and I was similarly
>> hoping that we could join forces with libclc at some point.
> This would be great if we could do this.
I have been following the recent additions to libclc adding
high-accuracy math functions; this is where pocl's clc library is
lacking. While all math functions should be there, they often do not
have the required accuracies.
>> Compared to libclc, pocl should have more functionality, but the math
>> functions are optimized for speed instead of accuracy.
> I'm not sure pocl has more functionality than libclc when it comes to
> GPUs. pocl uses __builtin functions for a lot of the math intrinsics which
> expand to libm calls, but libm is not available on GPUs.
Apologies -- I indeed meant for CPUs. To my knowledge, pocl has not
been used to target GPUs, although other accelerator-type devices are
targeted as well.
>> On Tue, Sep 16, 2014 at 9:26 AM, He Junyan <junyan.he at inbox.com> wrote:
>> > hi,
>> > I am a developer of Intel's open source CL stack, which name is Beignet.
>> > We used to include all the CL built-ins in one huge header file and
>> > compile it as a PCH.
>> > We find some disadvantages of that manner and switched to the same
>> > manner as libclc recently. We now have a internal lib, which play the
>> > same role as the libclc, and we are attempting to apply the libclc to
>> > replace it in the near future.
>> > But I find some problems when I try to integrate the libclc:
>> > 1. There is no support for Image related functions in it now. Is that on
>> > your plan?
>> > 2. I find it is not compatible with OpenCL1.2, which Beignet must
>> > support, are you going to implement it?
>> > 3. Because beignet as a backend does not completely follow the PTX or
>> > NVPTX framework, it has a lot of internal implementations for the
>> > builtin functions. We may need to add a lot of files for it, is that
>> > acceptable?
>> > Thanks
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