|2010/06/01 - NEW OPENCL BACK-END IN HMPP 2.3
CAPS is pleased to announce the availability of an OpenCL code generator within the just released 2.3 version of its HMPP directive-based hybrid compiler. Also, the CUDA back-end generator has been enhanced with Fermi capabilities and this new release brings support for more native compilers with Intel ifort/icc, GNU gcc/gfortran and PGI pgcc/pgfort compilers, enabling developers to freely use their favorite compiler with HMPP 2.3.
Based on GPU programming and tuning directives, HMPP offers an incremental programming model that allows developers with different levels of expertise to fully exploit GPU hardware accelerators in their legacy code.
As an emerging open programming standard, OpenCL back-end expands the portfolio of targets supported by HMPP to the AMD ATI GPUs. The OpenCL version of HMPP fully supports AMD and NVIDIA GPU compute processors, bringing to users a wider set of hybrid platforms they can execute their applications on. Recently released, the NVIDIA Tesla 200-series GPUs based on the ‘Fermi' codename new CUDA architecture is also supported by HMPP 2.3.
“The addition of this OpenCL back-end to our existing NVIDIA CUDA back-end is a major milestone in HMPP development that gives users another powerful standard programming option,” comments Stephane Bihan, Sales manager at CAPS, “We really look forward to demonstrating it at ISC'10 in Hamburg this week.”