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    Default GOCL: Bringing OpenCL To GNOME Software

    Phoronix: GOCL: Bringing OpenCL To GNOME Software

    GOCL has been introduced, a new GLib/GObject wrapper to OpenCL for GNOME applications. This new wrapper library seeks to make it easier for GNOME software to take advantage of OpenCL...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTM2NTI

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    Now you can sort your photos using your graphics card.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Calinou View Post
    Now you can sort your photos using your graphics card.
    Or interface with OpenCL via GTK+ using the new wrapper and offload Darktable/Gnumeric/PulseAudio/Jack/Blender, etc., to stupid resource wasting stuff like Splash screens, Window Managers, and hell Web Services. What's lacking is imagination.

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    If only there were a fully parallelizable sort algorithm, that is :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by curaga View Post
    If only there were a fully parallelizable sort algorithm, that is :P
    Luckily, things don't have to be FULLY parallelizable for GPUs to bring significant speedups

    Even if something is mostly parallelizable (and many algorithms are), it can still make sense to use all that GPU power.

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    Yup, the sorts I've seen were 5-10x faster than the cpu, but they were also wasting a lot of the gpu power (and so watts) due to not being fully parallelizable.

    I wouldn't go through the trouble for a speed increase that low, but it might make sense for someone else.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marc Driftmeyer View Post
    Or interface with OpenCL via GTK+ using the new wrapper and offload Darktable/Gnumeric/PulseAudio/Jack/Blender, etc., to stupid resource wasting stuff like Splash screens, Window Managers, and hell Web Services. What's lacking is imagination.
    They need speedups somewhere else now that they're going full javascript.

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