[Beowulf] AMD releases Stream GPGPU SDK for Linux

Chris Samuel csamuel at vpac.org
Mon May 26 05:52:05 EDT 2008


On the AMD forums is the following announcement:

http://forums.amd.com/forum/messageview.cfm?catid=328&threadid=95565&enterthread=y

> With v1.1-beta comes: 
> - AMD FireStream 9170 support 
> - Linux support (RHEL 5.1 and SLES 10 SP1) 
> - Brook+ integer support 
> - Brook+ #line number support for easier .br file debugging 
> - Various bug fixes and runtime enhancements 
> - Preliminary Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 support

There's a quick preview of what's in it at Phoronix:

http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=article&item=amd_stream_released&num=1

> This Stream SDK is made up of AMD CAL, which stands
> for the Compute Abstraction layer, and Brook+. As
> described by AMD, CAL is a "natural evolution" to CTM,
> which is their "Close To Metal" technology. Brook+ is
> an extension of Stanford's Brook language.

Brook itself is an extension to ANSI C for parallel computing.

http://graphics.stanford.edu/projects/brookgpu/lang.html

AMD have a PDF presentation from the SC'07 GPGPU BOF
about Brook+ here:

http://ati.amd.com/technology/streamcomputing/AMD-Brookplus.pdf

No news of Linux support for GPGPUs in ACML yet.

cheers,
Chris
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