Date: Wed, 03 Oct 2012 14:52:19 +0400 From: Alexander Cherepanov <cherepan@...me.ru> To: john-dev@...ts.openwall.com Subject: Re: GPL license is not free at all On 2012-10-03 13:45, Milen Rangelov wrote: >> Switching to a free toolchain would also be a good thing. Isn't LLVM >> support for OpenCL (say, https://bitbucket.org/gnarf/axtor/ ) already >> sufficient for this? I'll try to answer in more details later. > No, the compiler itself is not enough. Even if we had a complete opensource > compiler (say LLVM opencl frontend/ISA backend) that's just one of the > components. You also need to have the runtime (opencl library) which > communicates with the driver to transfer and execute the compiled kernel, > do buffer management and so on. Aren't Portable OpenCL and/or libclc ( http://libclc.llvm.org/ ) enough for this? > And even the driver itself is proprietary. Aren't Gallium3D/clover or pscnv enough? -- Alexander Cherepanov
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