[llvm-dev] Portable Computing Language (pocl) v1.0 released

Pekka Jääskeläinen via llvm-dev llvm-dev at lists.llvm.org
Tue Dec 19 03:51:23 PST 2017

Pocl is a portable open source (MIT-licensed) implementation of the OpenCL
standard (1.2 with some 2.0 features supported). In addition to producing an
easily portable open-source OpenCL implementation, another major goal of
this project is improving performance portability of OpenCL programs with
the kernel compiler and the task runtime, reducing the need for target-
dependent manual optimizations.

Release highlights

* Support for LLVM/Clang 5.0 and 4.0.
* Support for NVIDIA GPUs via a new CUDA backend (currently experimental)
* The OpenCL 1.2 conformance tests now pass with selected CPUs. There
  are some caveats though - see the documentation.

Please note that there's now an official pocl "maintenance policy" in place.
This text describes the policy and how you can get your favourite project
that uses OpenCL to remain regression free in the future pocl releases:



Most of the code that landed to the pocl code base during this release
cycle was produced for the needs of research funded by various sources.
The Customized Parallel Computing research group of Tampere University of
Technology (Finland) likes to thank the Academy of Finland (funding
decision 297548), Finnish Funding Agency for Technology and Innovation
(funding decision 40142/14, FiDiPro-StreamPro), ARTEMIS joint undertaking
under grant agreement no 621439 (ALMARVI) and HSA Foundation.

Home page:         http://portablecl.org/
This announcement: http://portablecl.org/downloads/ANNOUNCEMENT
Change log:        http://portablecl.org/downloads/CHANGES
Download:          http://portablecl.org/downloads

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