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[bug#31436] [PATCH 0/6] gnu: Add opencl related packages.

From: Fis Trivial
Subject: [bug#31436] [PATCH 0/6] gnu: Add opencl related packages.
Date: Mon, 25 Jun 2018 20:58:59 +0000

Ludovic Courtès writes:

> Hello Fis!
> Fis Trivial <address@hidden> skribis:
>> These patches add basic support for opencl. As noted in the new file
>> opencl.scm, tests can't enabled by now. For the future, maybe we can
>> patch the build system to make test targets installable so that people
>> with right tools can help testing. Or maybe there are some other ways
>> that we can modify the build environment for testing. But that's another
>> day's problem. :)
>> Although testing with packages' unit tests are not enabled. I tried to
>> test them outside the store by simple hello world program, they works
>> fine on my hardware.
>> To make thing a little comfortable, I packaged clinfo, which is a little
>> tool for displaying OpenCL platforms and device information by calling
>> OpenCL host functions. If it works on your device, then at least you can
>> confirm the corresponding implementation is not completely broken.
>> Environment variable `OPENCL_VENDOR_PATH` is used to guide `ocl-icd`
>> loading needed OpenCL implementation library. You need to source it in
>> your profile before you try to use any of the implementation.
>> I wrapped clinfo, notes are put in the package definition.
>> fis (6):
>>   gnu: Add opencl-headers.
>>   gnu: Add opencl-clhpp.
>>   gnu: Add ocl-icd.
>>   gnu: Add beignet.
>>   gnu: Add clinfo.
>>   gnu: Add pocl.
> I finally applied the first two patches.
> Could you remind me what the blocker is for the subsequent patches?  I
> know we discussed it but I couldn’t find the details.
> Thanks, and sorry for the delay!
> Ludo’.

For POCL. The problem is ld couldn't find the right path. Another one is
Guix currently doesn't have any modern GPU support due to firmware
blobs. So OpenCL here is not very attractive in general unless one
maintain his/her own kernel. Or maybe someone here toys with FPGA? :)

Beignet is now deprecated in favor the new Neo project (both are from


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