[llvm-dev] LLVM GPU News #20, September 24 2021

Jakub (Kuba) Kuderski via llvm-dev llvm-dev at lists.llvm.org
Sun Sep 26 19:58:39 PDT 2021

Hi folks,

The 20th issue of LLVM GPU News, a bi-weekly newsletter on all the GPU
things under the LLVM umbrella, is out: <

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# LLVM GPU News #20, Sep 24 2021
Authors: Jakub Kuderski

Welcome to LLVM GPU News, a bi-weekly newsletter on all the GPU things
under the LLVM umbrella.
This issue covers the period from September 10 to September 23 2021.

We welcome your feedback and suggestions. Let us know if we missed anything
interesting, or want us to bring attention to your (sub)project, revisions
under review, or proposals. Please see the bottom of the page for details
on how to submit suggestions and contribute.

## Industry News and Conferences
*  Talks from the X.Org Developer Conference 2021 [are available on

##  LLVM and Clang

### Discussions

*  [Alexey Bader became the code owner for SYCL](
https://lists.llvm.org/pipermail/llvm-dev/2021-September/152737.html), a
[single-source C++ programming environment for various accelerators](
*  Caleb Zulawski maintains a cross-compile toolchain and asked about
[changing compilers/sysroots to simplify building multiple runtimes with
There are no replies at the time of writing.

### Commits

*  `RegAllocGreedy` now accounts for reserved registers, which may be
unavailable, in its heuristics. The change dramatically reduces the number
of spills in an AMDGPU test and has little effect on CPU targets. [D108578](


### Discussions

*  Weiwei asked about [encoding SPIR-V global variable locations in SPIR-V
to LLVM conversion](
Lei Zhang pointed out that [this is related to the unfinished support for
the graphics flavor of SPIR-V](
Weiwei created a [draft patch](https://reviews.llvm.org/D110207) that
propagates the `location` attribute from `spv.GlobalVariable` to

### Commits

## OpenMP (Target Offloading)

### Discussions

### Commits

*  OpenMP 5.0 [metadirectives](
https://www.openmp.org/spec-html/5.0/openmpsu28.html) are now supported.

## External Compilers

### LLPC

*  LLPC learned to [cache compiled shader stages that contain global
constants](https://github.com/GPUOpen-Drivers/llpc/pull/1283). This brought
a major increase in stage cache hits in internal tests.

### Mesa

*  16-bit floating point types (FP16) are [now supported in
OpenGL/OpenCL/Vulkan llvmpipe-based drivers](
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