[A51] Query - Use of Kraken with CPUs

Nikos Balkanas nbalkanas at gmail.com
Thu Mar 27 22:08:49 CET 2014


On Thu, Mar 27, 2014 at 6:46 PM, Nikos Balkanas <nbalkanas at gmail.com> wrote:

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> On Thu, Mar 27, 2014 at 6:25 PM, Joel Eriksson <joel.eriksson at gmail.com>wrote:
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>> On Thu, Mar 27, 2014 at 5:00 PM, Nikos Balkanas <nbalkanas at gmail.com>wrote:
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>>> On Thu, Mar 27, 2014 at 5:08 PM, Joel Eriksson <joel.eriksson at gmail.com>wrote:
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>>>> It is the AMD IL code that needs to be updated, to GCN assembly .. It
>>>> would be possible to code it in OpenCL as well, but the whole point with
>>>> coding it in AMD IL to begin with was to make use of certain instructions
>>>> to make it more efficient. OpenCL code would most likely have a
>>>> significantly lower performance (but would obviously be better than
>>>> nothing). The C++ wrappers around may need to be modified slightly as well,
>>>> but that change is trivial.
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>>> They will have to. Ubuntu 13.04 is EOL and 12.04 will be in 3 weeks,
>>> when the new 14.04 comes out. They told me that right know they support
>>> only Ubuntu 12.04 and 13.04. That's after
>>> they crashed my X-server and trashed my installation with their latest
>>> catalyst :-(
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>> Huh? They will have to what? Ubuntu versions and life spans has
>> absolutely nothing to do with this.
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> Actually it does. Ubuntu is the largest Linux distro. They claim to
> support it, so they 'll have to either follow or drop it.
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Just an update on this. I filled the AMD ticket a week ago. Just received
mail from AMD support telling me that they support Ubuntu 13.10 with their
latest beta catalyst. It seems that Linux community matters to them ;-)
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