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Kernel Execution time significantly higher than Kernel profile time

I am experiencing unexpected behavior when using clWaitForEvents or clFinish. Following is my structure of host code during kernel launch. 

 

for (i = 0; i<10;i++) { 

 

Set kernel Args 

... 

.. 

.. 

clEnqueueNDRange(queue1, Kernel1, ....., &event1); 

clEnqueueTask(queue2, kernel2,............&event2); 

clEnqueueTask(queue3,kernel3,..........&event3); 

 

 

start = time(); 

clFinish(queue3); or clWaitforevents(..., event3); 

end = time(); 

 

Run time = end() - start(); 

 

event1_time += getKernelStartEndTime(event1); 

event2_time += getkernelstartendtime(event2); 

event3_time += getKernelStartEndTime(event3); 

 

Release events... 

.... 

... 

 

I obtain Runtime (8ms) more than event3_time (4ms) in every iteration (factor of 2). I have tried using clFinish() as recommended in https://www.alteraforum.com/forum/showthread.php?t=56633. But I obtain the same results. This doesnt let me launch the kernels of the next iteration just after the previous. There is lot of time gap between kernel launch of one iteration and next. Is it common to obtain high overhead? 

 

 

Am I missing anything while launching kernels?
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Altera_Forum
Honored Contributor I
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Mistake from my side - I havent removed the -profile option while compiling.

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