Friday, July 13, 2012

r600g Todo List

I've just updated the R600Todo page, with some LLVM and Compute tasks.  I'll try to keep this page updated and add more tasks as I think of them.

These tasks are a great way to get started on GPU driver development, so if you are interested, pick a task and start hacking!  Also, let me know what you are working on so I can update the page.  If you have any questions about any of these stop by #radeon or #dri-devel on and ask.

Friday, March 16, 2012

Testing clover with r600g

Compute support with clover and r600g has been progressing very nicely over the last few months. This is due to some great work by EVOC student Francisco Jerez on the clover state tracker and gallium compute interface, and also Ádám Rák who wrote an r600g compute implementation. With these pieces in place it is possible to run simple OpenCL programs using clover and r600g! Here is what you can do to try it out:

** UPDATE: Installation instructions can now be found here.

After all that you should be ready to go. I have posted some simple OpenCL programs here. Most of these should work with clover and r600g.
There is still a lot of work left to do, so don't be surprised if your favorite OpenCL program doesn't work, but I am excited about the work that has been done so far, and I'm optimistic the open source compute stack will continue to improve.