[A51] Query - Use of Kraken with CPUs

Karsten Nohl nohl at srlabs.de
Thu Mar 27 09:42:52 CET 2014

On Mar 27, 2014, at 7:08 , Nikos Balkanas <nbalkanas at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Thu, Mar 27, 2014 at 7:43 AM, Sascha Krissler <sascha at srlabs.de> wrote:
> AMD GPUs based on the GCN architecture are not supported by kraken.
> TBH i already forgot the exact reason why that is, but AFAIR the
> CAL api is simply not supported anymore.
> GCN still supports AMD IL, but you need to use the opencl api and
> the IL code must be adapted.
> [...snip...]
> to be clear once more: GCN GPUs are not compatible with kraken. to the best
>  of my knowledge that limits you to second hand hardware.
> All the more reason to update Kraken's ilx library. Not only it will be easier
> to find current boards, but they will be more powerful as well.

Happy to integrate any contributions from the community. However, afaict there was a single contributor (kraken-win32) in the four years the code has been stable ...

> Furthermore, legacy boards require OS's well past their EOL for their drivers, and
> legacy hardware and PCs that these outdated OS can support.

> Without updates kraken is doomed to a slow death of obsolescence :-(

We were hoping it would be doomed anyway by all networks upgrading to A5/3 :-)

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