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Re: trying out openacc 2.0

On Wed, Dec 17, 2014 at 08:54:06AM +1300, Mark Farnell wrote:
> That's good news.  Does it mean that if I want to try out openACC with
> KNL and PTX support, then all I need to do is to compile the
> gomp-4_0-branch *without* any extra parameters into ./configure ?

No.  Please read the wiki page Tobias mentioned, you need to build 2
compilers and pass some configure options to get OpenMP + KNL support.
OpenACC has not been committed to trunk yet, but even when it will make it
in, you'll still need similarly to build 2 compilers and configure them
non-default way.

> Also, are other GPUs such as the AMD ATI and the built-in GPUs such as
> the Intel GPU and AMD fusion supported?  If so, are they already
> supported in the trunk, or only specific branch?

Some AMD HSA support is on the hsa svn branch, but AFAIK OpenMP 4.0
offloading nor OpenACC is supported there yet (instead just auto-offloading
some OpenMP 3.x loops I believe).

> Finally, when will support of Knights Corner (knc) be added to the
> trunk and/or one of the branches?

Unlikely.  The advantage of KNL is that it uses the same vector ISA as
the future desktop/server CPUs, not a different one; to support KNC we'd
need to make the i?86 backend larger and more complicated for something that
is not going to be used in any? future CPUs.


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