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One big reason to implement support for MacOS X!

rtfss1gmail_com
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Hi,
I was thinking about MacOS X support and I believe you must support because basically Apple OpenCL CPU implementation has a big limitation it only admits workgroups of 1 element so really can't execute programs optimized to be run on GPUs where workgroups are minimally some multiple of wavefront size (AMD speaking) or warp size (Nvidia speaking) so tipically >=128 at least..
Also lots of CUDA code avaiable when ported to OpenCL will not run on MacOSX CPU backend for this very reason..
this renders the backend useless so I hope you port the backend..
Also you have advanced autovectorization,etc..
As in Macos X there isn't any ICD model I wouldn't have any objection linking to a Intel OCL library if that allows to use your efficient implementation..
Thanks
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ARNON_P_Intel
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Thanks for sharing this great feedback with us.


Intel does not comment on features and availability of third party products. We are aware of Apple plans and evaluating support on our CPU-based platforms for different Operating Systems. We suggest you speak directly with any such third party for direct comment.

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