AMD's ROCm 1.4 Now Available With OpenCL Support
Written by Michael Larabel in AMD on 19 December 2016 at 10:37 AM EST. 22 Comments
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The Radeon Open Compute platform has been updated and quietly released prior to the weekend. The ROCm 1.4 release comes with preliminary OpenCL support.

We've been looking forward to ROCm with OpenCL while now it's available in preliminary form with ROCm 1.4. ROCm 1.4 supports OpenCL 2.0 compatible kernel language support with OpenCL 1.2 compatible runtime. Details here.

But keep in mind it's still very early, the range of hardware support is quite limited, etc. Nevertheless, I'll be trying out ROCm 1.4 to see if it's in shape for running my OpenCL benchmarks. Unfortunately the complete v1.4 release notes do not appear to be available yet. Those wanting to try out the official Debian/RPM packages can find the details here.
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