SC15 Announcements

>> Wednesday, November 25, 2015

The Supercomputing 2015 (SC15) conference wrapped up last week. No news on Vulkan, but there were (at least) three noteworthy announcements:

  • The OpenCL 2.1 spec is available and you can download the PDF here. The major change is that SPIR-V is supported as an intermediate language (IL). To use it, call clCreateProgramWithIL with a pointer to the SPIR-V code.
  • Version 1.0 of SPIR-V is also available. The PDF is here.
  • Altera (now owned by Intel) demonstrated the processing power of its OpenCL-programmable FPGAs.

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