>> Wednesday, October 1, 2014
The good news is that AMD has released new drivers that enable OpenCL 2.0 support on existing graphics cards. This makes AMD the first company to provide real-world support for OpenCL 2.0.
The bad news is that all my attempts to install the Linux driver have failed. My target system runs 64-bit CentOS 6.5, but when I ran Catalyst, it gave me a 32-bit RPM. This made me nervous, but I uninstalled the existing driver, installed the 32-bit software dependencies, and finished the driver installation. Now when I start the computer, it hangs during the bootloading process. Grr...
I've been a fan of AMD even since they released the Athlon 64 CPU. But dealing with fglrx is murder. I have never installed an AMD graphics driver without repeated trial and error.