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boxerab
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Getting rid of scratch registers

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I have a kernel which is using 720 scratch registers. Perf is low, even though occupancy is 60%.

The kernel is very serial: no LDS usage or interaction between work items, just each work item processing

a serial algorithm.  Each kernel uses a private array of size 3K, so I think this is what is causing such

high scratch usage.

Besides reducing the size of this array, what else can I do to eliminate scratch registers?

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boxerab
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Re: Getting rid of scratch registers

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I solved this: moved the large buffer and another buffer into local memory. No more scratch registers, and I got a huge boost in performance.

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boxerab
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Re: Getting rid of scratch registers

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I solved this: moved the large buffer and another buffer into local memory. No more scratch registers, and I got a huge boost in performance.

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